Pocket Litter

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Pocket Litter A recent article discussed a seemingly boring but ultimately important issue that may be raised before the Supreme Court in the coming session: pocket litter. “Pocket litter” is a phrase used in law enforcement circles to refer to items of miscellaneous information carried on a person. This comes into play when a person… Read more »

Give the Gift of Safety this Holiday Season

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This post appears courtesy of the Consumer Protection Branch of the Civil Division at the Department of Justice. The holiday season is now upon us and consumers are beginning to turn their focus towards the timeless ritual of exchanging gifts.  Although this may be the most wonderful time of the year—especially for those young children… Read more »

Recognizing World AIDS Day

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On World AIDS Day 2012, the Department of Justice is proud to reaffirm its ongoing commitment to protect – and advance – the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.  And – in accordance with the objectives outlined by President Obama in the landmark National HIV/AIDS Strategy, we are working harder than ever to… Read more »

Asset Forfeiture Notifications: More Efficient and Cost-Effective Than Ever

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Today, the Department of Justice announced a change to the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA), effective immediately, which will allow federal law enforcement agencies to advertise certain public forfeiture notices online, at a reduced cost, at www.forfeiture.gov. This will save approximately $6.2 million each year in administrative costs View article: Asset Forfeiture Notifications: More… Read more »

Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Officials Meet with Chinese Antitrust Agencies Officials

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The following post appears courtesy of the Antitrust Division  First Meetings after Signing of Antitrust Memorandum of Understanding  Justice Department Acting Assistant Attorney General Joseph Wayland participated in high-level meetings with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Leibowitz and officials from China’s three antitrust agencies – Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) Vice Minister Gao Hucheng, National… Read more »

Accessibility of Federal Government’s Technology

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The Justice Department released its Section 508 report to the President and Congress: “Accessibility of Federal Electronic and Information Technology.”  The report, authorized under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, provides findings based on a survey of federal agencies on the accessibility of their electronic and information technology and the procedures used to… Read more »

Remembering Dr. King’s Dream

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The following post appears courtesy of Tom Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.                                              Forty-nine years ago today, hundreds of thousands of Americans gathered in National Mall for the March on Washington. United and unrelenting, they called on our nation to live up to its fundamental ideals of limitless opportunity and of liberty and… Read more »

Digital Strategy at the Department of Justice

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On May 23, 2012, the White House released the Federal Digital Strategy that outlined the use of “modern tools and technologies to seize the digital opportunity and fundamentally change how the Federal Government serves both its internal and external customers–building a 21st century platform to better serve the American People.” That means making sure information… Read more »

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