Justice Department News

Justice Department Alleges Yale Illegally Discriminates Against Asians, Whites

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday accused Yale University of illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process in violation of U.S. civil rights law. The findings are the result of a two-year investigation in …

Justice Department Outlines Proposed Overhaul of Social Media Immunity

The Justice Department on Wednesday outlined a broad overhaul of legal protections for online platforms such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. if they deliberately promote illegal speech on their websites. The proposals, which could upend the companies’ business …

Internet Firms’ Liability Shield on Justice Department Meeting Agenda

The U.S. Justice Department is planning to hold a conference to discuss the future of a federal law which largely exempts online platforms from legal liability for the material their users post, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday. …

More Justice Department Cases Over Financial Crisis On the Way: AG Holder

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is preparing to announce new cases related to the economic meltdown in the coming months as the Justice Department nears decisions on a number of probes involving large financial firms, the Wall Street Journal reported. …

Justice Department Testing Little-Used Law in Financial Crisis Cases

An Obama administration task force established to investigate misconduct that fueled the financial crisis is turning to a little-used statute that may make such cases easier to bring, according to people familiar with the matter. The federal statute, FIRREA, was …

Utah Widow Sues Again Over Suicide In Artifacts Case

The widow of a Blanding, Utah doctor who killed himself after his June 2009 arrest in a Utah ancient artifacts trafficking case has filed another wrongful death lawsuit. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Jeanne Redd names the FBI, the Justice …