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Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others question lack of prosecutions for mortgage fraud

By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three Democratic lawmakers asked to discuss with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder the Department of Justice’s allegedly uneven efforts to prosecute mortgage fraud, according to a letter dated Monday. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and representatives Elijah Cummings and Maxine Waters are seeking an audience…

Department of Justice wants Apple banned from cutting low-cost deal with e-book publishers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apple Inc should face several restrictions to protect consumers and promote competition after a judge found it illegally conspired to raise e-book prices, federal and state officials said on Friday. The changes proposed by the U.S. Department of Justice and 33 U.S. states and territories will…

WATCH LIVE: House Judiciary Committee investigates the Obama’s use of warrantless surveillance under FISA

Watch live as representatives from the Department of Justice, the National Security Agency, the FBI and the ACLU discuss the revelations about warrantless surveillance — including those reported by The Guardian based on Edward Snowden’s leaks. UPDATE: Apparently Raw Story has been blocked by the broadcaster from carrying the stream.…

Sequester forces Justice Department to offer unpaid positions

The Department of Justice has an opening for what could be a dream job for many newly minted lawyers: serving as a special attorney in the Office of Enforcement Operations. Among other responsibilities, the new hire could be helping the Electronic Surveillance Unit review applications for wiretaps in major federal…

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