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Justice Department Requests End To Hold On Obama Immigration ActionThe U.S. government is asking an appeals court to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.
Justice Department: Texas Voter ID Rules DiscriminatoryA federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November election.
Texas Election Map Trial Goes To Federal Court A federal trial over Texas election maps is giving the Obama administration a chance to argue that the Voting Rights Act should still apply to the state — despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening it.
GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; 'Major Announcement' From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.
Cruz Proposes Bill Awarding $5M For Info On Benghazi TerroristsSen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced legislation on Thursday to require Secretary of State John Kerry to offer up to $5 million in reward money for information regarding last year’s Benghazi, Libya attacks.
Federal Report: Homeland Security Must Better Track Excessive Force Among Border AgentsA widely anticipated federal report released Tuesday on excessive force among U.S. border agents contained little discussion of use-of-force policies, but recommended improvements to training and the tracking of such allegations.
Judge Orders New Trial In Katrina Bridge Killings Romell Madison, whose mentally disabled brother, Ronald, was one of two unarmed people gunned down on the Danziger Bridge, said the family is "extremely disappointed" and urged the Justice Department to appeal the judge's ruling.
Justice Department Suing Texas Over State's Voter ID LawThe Justice Department said Thursday it will sue Texas over the state's voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over the state's redistricting laws.
Texas AG: 'I'll Fight Obama's Effort To Control Our Elections'Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday the Justice Department is opening a new front in the battle for voting rights in response to a Supreme Court ruling that dealt a major setback to voter protections.
Deal Would Reduce Sentence For Enron's Skilling Federal prosecutors and attorneys for convicted ex-Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling say they have reached an agreement that will reduce the jailed executive's sentence for his role in the energy giant's collapse.
Armstrong Case Could Hinge On Postal Benefit Lance Armstrong is facing the federal government in a legal fight with tens of millions of dollars at stake.
Trial Set To Open For Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Nearly three years after a deadly rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico triggered the nation's worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge in New Orleans is set to preside over a high-stakes trial for the raft of litigation spawned by the disaster.
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