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Snowden case inspiring judges to push back against Justice Dept. warrant requests

Magistrate Judges Emboldened By Snowden, Pushing Back On Overly Broad DOJ Requests (via Techdirt) A couple weeks ago, we wrote about how the judiciary was finally pushing back on overly broad and vague warrant requests from the DOJ, with magistrate judge John Facciola leading the way. That was based on…

Sen. Feinstein asks DOJ to investigate leak of torture report to McClatchy News Service

Dianne Feinstein Asks DOJ To Investigate Leak Of Torture Report Summary To McClatchy News Service (via Techdirt) Sen. Feinstein seemed incredibly outraged that her office was spied on by the CIA in its efforts to keep a torture report under wraps. This was noted with some attendant irony, given Feinstein’s…

Justice Dept. petitions for right to retain metadata collection indefinitely

DOJ Asks To Hang Onto Bulk Collections Longer, Citing Need To ‘Preserve’ Evidence It Has No Intention Of Presenting In Court (via Techdirt) The DOJ is asking the courts to extend the amount of time it can hold onto bulk metadata records. The use-by date is normally five years, but…

NSA got access to 40,000 Yahoo and Google user accounts in first 6 months of 2013

Last week, we noted that the DOJ and various internet companies had settled their legal fight, which concerned whether or not those companies could reveal the details of how many FISA Court requests they were receiving -- both in terms of how many requests……

U.S. judge finds for MegaUpload, orders DOJ to cooperate on user files

A judge in Alexandria, Virginia ruled Friday in favor of attorneys for the cyberlocker website MegaUpload, ordering the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to work with the site’s operators to return personal files to more than 60 million of the site’s users. MegaUplaod founder Kim Dotcom, an eccentric New Zealand…

Schumer: DOJ should expand investigation into ‘Stand Your Ground’

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday morning that he would urge the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expand their investigation into the “Stand Your Ground” laws that have become a major subplot in the Trayvon Martin shooting. Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation, Schumer indicated that he would be sending…

Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend recalls final conversation before shooting

Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend told ABC News late Monday night her final phone conversation with him before he was shot dead by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. The girl, whose parents requested not to make her name public, was questioned by the Martin family’s attorney Benjamin Crump and described that her…

Obama admin. blocks Texas voter ID law

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said Monday that it objects to a law in Texas which requires voters to present a state-issued photo identification before they may cast a ballot. The department said that Texas failed to show how the voter ID law would not disenfranchise thousands of Latino…

As cartels rapidly expand in U.S. cities, authorities confront futility of drug arrests

America’s war on drugs is virtually lost on all fronts: illicit drug use is increasing, drug cartels are growing stronger and enforcement is becoming less effective — and the government is well aware of all this, according to documents released this week. In three separate releases this week — a…

Federal ‘clarification’ on medical marijuana not a change in policy

A memo meant to clarify the Department of Justice (DoJ) position on how federal authorities should treat medical marijuana does not reflect any substantive change in policy from prior administrations, despite some reports to the contrary. The “clarification” was apparently needed after a prior “clarification” in 2009 gave many the…

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