'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee wants to know whether U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. has the independence to conduct an investigation of his boss, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., as part of a contempt of Congress citation approved by the House in the botched Fast and Furious investigation.
Wells Fargo Bank, the largest residential home mortgage originator in the United States, agreed on Thursday to pay $175 million to settle allegations it discriminated against qualified black and Hispanic borrowers in its mortgage lending from 2004 through 2009, the Justice Department said.
British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion in fines _ the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history _ for criminal and civil violations involving 10 drugs that are taken by millions of people.
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery whose victims include young women coming to the U.S. in search of a new life, children who grew up here but fall into a life of desperation and migrant workers robbed of the means to ensure their independence, a top Justice Department official said Wednesday.
Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole paid tribute Wednesday to five persons during a National Missing Children's Day ceremony at the Justice Department, presenting awards to a special agent, a detective, a 30-year veteran of the Postal Service, a prosecutor and a fifth-grader for their efforts in recovering and rescuing missing children.
A health care company that illegally misbranded a drug approved to treat seizures, mania and migraines as one that would control aggression in elderly patients and treat schizophrenia will pay $1.5 billion in civil and criminal penalties, federal officials and Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II announced Monday.
The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is challenging the commitment to whistleblowers of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole as one FBI case "continues to languish" after nine years and another has "sat in limbo" for more than four years.
The Senate subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights is holding a hearing Wednesday focused on the market power - and potential market abuse - of the Internet search giant Google. While antitrust enforcement rightly focuses on consumer harm, subcommittee members also should carefully examine the impact of Google's operations on America's small businesses.
Google Inc. has agreed to forfeit $500 million for allowing Canadian pharmacies to place advertisements on the online search engine targeting U.S. consumers, who unlawfully imported controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs into the United States.
Obama Justice Department outrages never cease. The politically charged gang led by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more interested in helping felons vote than in helping the military to vote. Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, has put a legislative hold on the already troubled nomination of James M. Cole to be deputy attorney general until the attorney general ensures full protection for voting rights of our military (and associated civilian personnel) stationed abroad. The senator is right to raise a ruckus.
Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole told the AP the subpoenas "were limited in both time and scope."
"The department's action makes clear that we will hold financial institutions accountable, including some of the nation's largest, for lending discrimination. An applicant's creditworthiness, and not the color of his or her skin, should determine what loans a borrower qualifies for," said Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole.