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Marijuana Advocates Sue Feds After DEA Rejects Weed as Medicine
Without medical marijuana , Scott Rozman swears, he wouldn't be alive today. At 30, Rozman was the youngest documented case of teratoma and angiosarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer that his doctors treated in the middle of his chest with equally aggressive rounds of chemotherapy. The chemo was so
President Obama to Nominate Jim Cole as Deputy AG
President Obama will nominate white collar attorney James Cole to be deputy attorney general later today, a senior administration official tells ABC News.
Over 14,700 Americans Admit Foreign Bank Accounts to IRS
Under an IRS voluntary disclosure program that allows U.S. taxpayers to come clean about secret foreign bank accounts and avoid possible prosecution, over 14,700 Americans have now admitted to hiding assets overseas, the IRS and the Justice Department announced today. The number nearly doubles the
U.S. Relaxes Opposition to Medical Marijuana
Prosecutors will no longer go after users or suppliers in states that permit use of the drug.
U.S. to Step Up Mexico Anti-Drug Cartel Efforts
Obama Administration's Planned Surge of Federal Resources Aims to Stem Flow of Cash, Guns to Mexico
DOJ Drops Use of 'Enemy Combatant' Language
The Justice Department today told a federal court that it has the power to detain those who "substantially" supported Taliban or al Qaeda forces after Sept. 11 but is dropping the legal use of the phrase "enemy combatant" to describe such detainees. In the court filing, lawyers for the Obama
PEBO Names Justice Appointees
President-elect Barack Obama this morning named four nominees to serve in the Department of Justice: David Ogden, Deputy Attorney General; Elena Kagan, Solicitor General; Tom Perrelli, Associate Attorney General; and Dawn Johnsen, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal...
Beverley Lumpkin: Halls of Justice
The Justice community was badly shaken by the shooting in tiny Grundy, Va., on Jan. 16 at the Appalachian School of Law. Three people were killed and three wounded. A disgruntled failing student has been charged with murder. Among the victims was the school's dean, L. Anthony Sutin, who served for
Feds Reach Largest Government Fraud Settlement
The Healthcare Company-HCA, the nations largest for-profit hospital chain, agreed today to plead guilty to defrauding government health-care programs and will pay more than $840 million in criminal fines, civil penalties and damages. The agreement reached after a seven-year federal investigation
Government Suit Against Big Tobacco Dealt Setback
A judge today dealt a blow to the governments effort to recover billions of dollars from cigarette makers for treating ill smokers, dismissing two of the claims in a federal lawsuit against the industry. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ruled the government could pursue federal racketeering