Session’s Anti-Marijuana Move Might Be Good For Legalization

By Tom Angell for -

For the past several years, the marijuana industry and its customers have been relying on a piece of paper — an Obama-era document known as the Cole memo — to indulge in their business and [...]

Sessions Reverses DOJ Policy, Allows Marijuana Prosecutions In Legal States

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration threw the burgeoning movement to legalize marijuana into uncertainty Thursday as it lifted an Obama-era policy that kept federal authorities from [...]

Lawsuit Sheds Light On Justice Department’s Surveillance Of Journalists

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By Kevin Gosztola for Mint Press News - The Justice Department has twenty-seven ongoing leak investigations, according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. That is a staggering number, and now, the [...]

Stop Peddling Black-On-Black Crime Myth. DOJ Disproves It

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By Aaron Morrison for Mic - That’s been a common refrain of conservative, pro-police activists who believe black social justice movements are too occupied with officer-involved shootings. Some [...]

U.S. Lawmakers Ask DOJ If Terrorism Law Covers Pipeline Activists

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By Timothy Gardner for Reuters - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. representatives from both parties asked the Department of Justice on Monday whether the domestic terrorism law would cover actions by [...]

DOJ Seeking Info On 6,000 People Who ‘Liked’ Anti-Trump Facebook Page

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By Alberto Luperon for Law Newz - The ACLU-DC is trying to stop three search warrants that’d let the Department of Justice snoop around protesters’ Facebook accounts over Inauguration Day [...]

Leaked DOJ Memo Recommends Considering Victims’ Sexual History In Rape Cases

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By Emily Wells for Truth Dig - The policy would directly contradict the 1994 Violence Against Women Act’s rape shield laws, which are designed to prevent defendants from introducing victims’ [...]

EFF Urges Stronger Oversight Of DOJ’s Digital Search Of J20 Protestor Website

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By Stephanie Lacambra for EFF - District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Robert Morin ruled today that DreamHost must comply with federal prosecutors’ narrowed warrant seeking communications and [...]

DOJ Drops Request For IP Addresses From Trump Resistance Site

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By Morgan Chalfant for The Hill - The government said in a brief released Tuesday that it has "no interest" in the 1.3 million IP addresses related to the website It says it is [...]

DreamHost Fights Search Warrant For Info On #DisruptJ20 Website

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By Anne Meador for Dc Media Group. Washington, DC - A DC Superior Court judge will hear arguments next week related to a sweeping government search warrant served on a company which hosted an [...]

In J20 Investigation, DOJ Overreaches Again. And Gets Taken To Court Again.

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By Mark Rumold for EFF - We’ve already written about problems with the government’s investigation into the J20 protests—a series of demonstrations on January 20, the day of President Trump’s [...]

DOJ Seeks 1.3M IP Addresses Associated With J20 Protests

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By Staff of Dream Host - You would be shocked to see just how many of these challenges we’re obligatedto mount every year! Chris Ghazarian, our General Counsel, has taken issue with this [...]

Barrett Brown: DoJ Subpoenaed Intercept For Records On Him

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By Kevin Gosztola and Brian Sonenstein for ShadowProof. The in-house counsel for the Intercept received a subpoena from the Justice Department for all contracts and communications between [...]

Trump Names Climate Foe As Top DOJ Environment Attorney

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By Marianne Lavelle and John H. Cushman Jr. for Inside Climate News - Jeffrey Bossert Clark, a lawyer who has repeatedly challenged the scientific foundations of U.S. climate policy and was part [...]

DOJ’s Mysterious Marijuana Subcommittee

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By Steven Nelson for US News - Led by an outspoken legalization opponent, Jeff Sessions' Justice Department is reviewing federal marijuana policy, with significant changes possible soon. Almost [...]

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