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  • The cost of excessive suspensions

    The cost of excessive suspensions
    A stunning and utterly disturbing report from Texas released last month brought into sharp focus just how much strict school discipline policies are costing our children — and how much Maryland needs to do to reform its own approach. The exhaustive...
  • GOP-led House votes to sue Obama in first-of-its-kind lawsuit

    The House vote to sue President Obama is the first such legal challenge by a chamber of Congress against a president and a historic foray in the fight over constitutional checks and balances. Wednesday’s nearly party-line vote followed a feisty...
  • Activists seek civil rights probe into CHP officer's beating of woman

    Los Angeles civil rights activists on Tuesday asked the U.S. Attorney's civil rights division to open a formal investigation into a California Highway Patrol officer who was caught on cellphone video beating a woman on the side of a freeway. The footage...
  • Senators urge Obama to deliver consistent message on marijuana

    WASHINGTON After nearly two years of sending conflicting signals on the legalization of marijuana, the Obama administration finds itself under increased pressure from all sides to deliver a consistent message on where it stands. Democratic senators...
  • Senators from Colorado, Washington want federal pot laws applied fairly

    DENVER (Reuters) - U.S. senators from Colorado and Washington, seeking clarity on federal rules that may affect legal marijuana businesses in their states, are urging the Obama administration to ensure federal agencies take a consistent approach to...
  • That's all? Citigroup eludes real punishment on securities

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, July 21: Last Monday, the Department of Justice announced a $7 billion settlement with Citigroup, the nation's third-largest bank, over a federal investigation into the bank's...
  • No special prosecutor needed for U.S. tax agency probe: Justice Dept

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Justice Department official, deflecting demands from Republicans, said on Thursday that a special prosecutor was not needed to look into past U.S. Internal Revenue Service treatment of conservative groups and the agency's loss...
  • Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago

    Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago
    Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help...
  • Foolish gun measures draw welcome opposition

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Wednesday, July 16: The horrific murders of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., in 2012 prompted the worst sort of response from some legislatures, particularly those in Kansas and Missouri....
  • U.S. to intervene in Wisconsin, Ohio voter restriction cases

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice plans to intervene in court challenges to laws that restrict voting in Wisconsin and Ohio, Attorney General Eric Holder said in remarks released on Tuesday. Holder told ABC news during an unaired portion of...
  • Legal costs sapped 2nd-quarter profit at Bank of America

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Bank of America returned to profit in the second quarter, but earnings were down 43 percent from a year ago as legal costs continued to be a drag on earnings. Legal expenses, which have dogged the Charlotte bank since the financial...
  • Federal government moves to reduce sentences of 46,000 drug offenders

    Federal government moves to reduce sentences of 46,000 drug offenders
    The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted Friday to slash the sentences of 46,000 inmates serving time for drug offenses, the latest move by federal officials to ease decades-old policies that have clogged the nation's prisons. If the decision is not blocked...