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State, feds won't pursue $92M more in '89 Exxon Valdez spill

...lingering oil and other restoration work, the filing states.John Cruden, an assistant attorney general with the U.S. Justice Department, said the reopener clause set a high bar for recovery of additional damages."Together with our partners in...
When state and federal marijuana regs collide

...voters passed Proposition 215 in 1996. But federal law still classifies pot as a Schedule I drug, which the U.S. Justice Department defines as having, "no currently accepted medical use in the United States." That means the national banking...
What others say: Standing against sex trafficking

...interstate cases when the U.S. Justice Department won't.The sex trafficking...2010.At that time, the U.S. Justice Department announced it would not prosecute...amendment would allow the U.S. Justice Department to hand such cases off to...
What places that legalized pot need to know

...Washington and Colorado flouted federal drug law, which considers pot illegal for any purpose. But last summer, the U.S. Justice Department said it wouldn't interfere with state marijuana laws as long as the states tightly regulate the drug and make...

...challenged her placement on the list, but the ruling did not address the broader constitutional implications.U.S. Justice Department spokeswoman Dena Iverson said government attorneys were reviewing the decision and would have no comment Tuesday...
Tribal leaders welcome Holder's voting access plan

...before changing the way they hold elections. Now, changes do not have to be submitted, and it is up to the U.S. Justice Department or others who sue to prove changes are discriminatory.West also pointed to a Justice Department court filing...
What others say: U.S. benefits for Nazis an outrage

...United States.The payments, underwritten by U.S. taxpayers, flowed through a legal loophole that gave the U.S. Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi suspects to leave the U.S.If they agreed to go or simply flee before deportation...
Opinion of the people said Wednesday. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks are private.The U.S. Justice Department and six states sued in August to block the merger, which would create the world's biggest airline. They say...
High court orders redistricting plan be redrawn

...requirements. Alaska is among the states required to submit redistricting plans or proposed election changes to the U.S. Justice Department for review to ensure the plans aren't discriminatory.

...away from whether marijuana should be allowed or prohibited and toward how we will treat it," Tvert said.The U.S. Justice Department has not said how it will respond to the laws in Washington and Colorado. A bipartisan group of congressmen...


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