Department of Justice

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by moreluck, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Even after Harry Reid changed the Senate’s filibuster rules, they still couldn’t muster the simple majority needed to confirm him.

    Via Roll Call:

    Seven Senate Democrats joined Republicans to block President Barack Obama’s pick of Debo P. Adegbile to lead the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division amid a controversy over his legal defense of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

    Adegbile’s nomination needed a simple majority to cut off debate but the chamber voted 47-52 against him.

    Democrats Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Chris Coons of Delaware, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Mark Pryor of Arkansas and John Walsh of Montana all voted no. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., also voted no in order to preserve his right to reconsider the vote. If Adegbile had mustered just two more votes plus Reid, Vice President Joseph Biden was on hand to cast a possible tie-breaking vote.
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  3. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Justice Department Cuts Off Federal Law Enforcement Grants To Sanctuary Cities

    The Republican, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, spurred the Justice Department’s move.
    According to guidance issued by the DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs, cities that refuse to honor Section 1373 of the United States Code will no longer be eligible for the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) and the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) grants.

    Section 1373 prohibits “government entities and officials from taking action to prohibit or in any way restrict the maintenance or intergovernmental exchange of [immigration status] information, including through written or unwritten policies or practices.”
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Lynch refuses to answer 74 times....really?
    Deflected & dodged the rest of them.