In a mounting confrontation with congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege Wednesday to withhold documents a House committee is seeking. The panel neared a vote on citing Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt.Read More »
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President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege Wednesday to withhold documents a House committee is seeking in an investigation of a flawed gun-smuggling probe in Arizona.Read More »
A federal judge today granted a Department of Justice request to seal portions of the evidence in Rep. Ben Arredondo’s political corruption case.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Lawrence Anderson said in his written order that the public’s interest in the information is outweighed by the harm that would come if it was disclosed.
The Arizona sheriff known for his hardline stance on illegal immigration has gone months without using his most controversial law enforcement tactic.Read More »
Maricopa County will hire outside counsel to defend itself in the U.S. Department of Justice's racial-profiling lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio.Read More »
A U.S. senator has asked federal authorities to consider seeking repayment of federal aid to Maricopa County if they determine that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office used tax dollars from Washington to detain people whose civil rights the sheriff's office is accused of violating.Read More »
The careers of most politicians would crumble under the heavy scrutiny that the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America now faces.Read More »
The U.S. Justice Department sued America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff Thursday, a rare step for the agency after months of negotiations failed to reach a settlement over allegations that his department racially profiled Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols.Read More »
The GOP-controlled House has made clear that it's unhappy with how long the Justice Department is taking to hand over documents regarding a U.S. gun-tracking operation in Mexico.Read More »
The U.S. Department of Justice today announced it has approved Arizona’s proposed congressional redistricting plan, despite a last minute appeal by some Republicans who said minority voting rights could have been strengthened.Read More »