Tag Archives: U.S. Department of Justice

Holder putting stop to cops seizing our belongings without cause

January 16, 2015

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without evidence that a crime occurred, the Washington Post reports. Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate personal property since the seizures began three decades ago […]

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Feds, states join Miss. in suing S&P over suspect mortgage bond ratings

February 5, 2013

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Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood now has ample company in a fight to force Standard and Poor’s to give up hundreds of millions it made in profits in exchange for suspect ratings of mortgage bonds before the financial crisis of 2008. In essence, enforcement actions filed Tuesday by the states and U.S. Justice Department accuse […]

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Mississippi can avoid Justice Department review on voter ID law

October 21, 2011

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Mississippi’s distant history of infringing on voting rights makes it likely the U.S. Justice Department will have questions on just how the state plans to implement a voter identification law, should voters decide Nov. 8 to change the state constitution to require the IDs before allowing someone to vote. But Mississippi does have the option […]

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