department of justice
July 18, 2013 -
Had the issue of race been allowed in the state trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin, the federal government would have a hard time bringing federal charges -- and maybe no case at all.
July 12, 2013 -
South Carolina is the latest state where politicians' tales of dead voters casting ballots have been proven false, but restrictive voting laws are still being passed in response to these myths. Perhaps it's time for a law to ban such false claims as a form of voter fraud?
July 10, 2013 -
A three-judge panel has ruled that North Carolina's GOP-drawn voting districts should stand despite charges of gerrymandering. What does it mean for voters of color -- and for voters in general?
June 12, 2013 -
With the high court expected to hand down a ruling soon on the constitutionality of the key section of the landmark civil rights law, a new report warns of what could come to pass if Section 5 is weakened or eliminated altogether.
June 11, 2013 -
Georgia and South Carolina are among the states with the highest rates of sexual assault of juvenile detainees, and most of the abuse involves the very staff members charged with supervising and counseling the troubled youngsters.
June 10, 2013 -
Booz Allen Hamilton employed Edward Snowden, who blew the whistle on the National Security Agency's massive domestic spying program. The Virginia-based company has long had close ties to government intelligence.
April 8, 2013 -
The New Orleans mayor is fighting a consent degree aimed at improving the abysmal conditions inside the Orleans Parish Prison, arguing it would adversely affect people who aren't incarcerated. But in a city that incarcerates more of its residents than anywhere else in the world, will this "us vs. them" strategy work?