Vanita Gupta

Kristen Clarke became the first Black woman and first woman overall to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division with her Senate confirmation that followed a drawn-out process that stalled for months.

The DOJ sent a letter to state and municipal courts instructing them to stop targeting poor people for profit. This comes in the aftermath of a scathing DOJ report of the Ferguson police and courts that targeted poor blacks for fines.

Senior U.S. District Judge Hayden Head of the Southern District of Texas, condemned the men for the brutal attack, saying they "abandoned their humanity to the viciousness of animals."

In a scathing rebuke of Cleveland’s police practices, the city and U.S. Department of Justice have entered into a court enforceable agreement to halt excessive use of force by officers. The DOJ on Tuesday released findings of a 21-month investigation that began in 2013, according to the complaint, saying officers frequently used unreasonable force against […]

In 2012, a transgender woman Ashley Diamond, was arrested on burglary charges and was housed in a correctional facility with men. Although Diamond had been taking estrogen therapy for 17 years, she was denied access to her medication; her gender as a woman was not acknowleged by the Georgia Corrections Department. Diamond,now 36, subsequently sued […]