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Feb 25, 2015

Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

Apr 24, 2014

Drug prisoners seeking clemency will get Justice Department help

The U.S. Justice Department is adding lawyers to handle clemency and pardon requests from thousands of inmates, especially low-level drug offenders, who may be freed under new Obama administration policies.

Mar 14, 2014

Report: Justice Department didn’t prioritize mortgage fraud

The Justice Department didn’t ensure that mortgage-fraud cases in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis were made a priority at a level equal to its public statements, an internal watchdog said.

Dec 23, 2013

Ally Financial to pay $98M in car-loan bias suit

Ally Financial Inc. agreed to pay a record $98 million to settle U.S. Justice Department and regulatory claims that the firm helped car dealers inflate the cost of auto loans to African-American and Hispanic borrowers.

Jun 28, 2011

KC company sued over hiring practices

Note to employers: Requiring workers to hand over too many documents to prove their work eligibility could be considered employment discrimination.

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