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Tag: Us Justice Department

Rentboy Helped Me Stay Alive in This ‘Economy of Violence’

The late-August raid on what the U.S. government called the largest “Internet brothel” ended a “reliable, safe way I had to find clients” and disrupted “the sex trades’ networks of mutual support and safety,” writes an anonymous contributor to The Guardian’s comment page.

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 READ MORE

Obama Administration: Judges Can’t Stop Us From Classifying Whatever We Want

U.S. Justice Department attorneys argued—at a hearing on a lawsuit seeking to make public the videotapes of a prisoner being force-fed at Guantanamo Bay prison—that courts cannot order the unsealing of evidence that has been classified by the government.

Posted on May 9, 2015 READ MORE

BP and the Three Stooges Defense

Although U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier found BP liable for “gross negligence” last week, some U.S. media failed to mention that he let BP off the hook on punitive damages. And that stuns me, given that the record seems to identify enough smoking guns to roast a sizable pig.

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 READ MORE

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JPMorgan Chase on Verge of $13 Billion Deal on Bad Mortgages

The U.S. Justice Department and the mega-bank have struck a tentative $13 billion deal to settle investigations into bad mortgage loans JPMorgan sold to investors in the lead-up to the financial crisis, a person close to the talks said Saturday.

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 READ MORE

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