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UB grads nominated for federal positions

Buffalo native and University at Buffalo Law School graduate Denise O’Donnell was sworn in last week as the Justice Department’s director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance by Attorney General Eric Holder. Meanwhile, another UB Law graduate, Virginia Seitz, awaits confirmation ...

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DOJ lawsuit threat stops Nasdaq/ICE bid for NYSE

NEW YORK — Nasdaq and Intercontinental Exchange on Monday withdrew their joint $11 billion bid for the parent of the New York Stock Exchange after the U.S. Department of Justice informed the companies that it would pursue a lawsuit to block the deal.

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Witnesses: Open records law still difficult to use

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Freedom of Information Act remains an unwieldy and inefficient tool for obtaining government records despite President Barack Obama's promise to reinvigorate the law and improve his administration's transparency, experts told the Senate on Tuesday.

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Lawmakers seek probe of group that seeks probe of U.S. Supreme Court justices

Rep. Louie Gohmert wants the Justice Department to investigate Common Cause, the group that asked the Justice Department to investigate two U.S. Supreme Court justices for conflicts of interest based on the justices’ association with a top conservative financier.

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