Justiceline — May 31, 2011

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  • The Justice Department has resumed investigating urban police departments for “systematic civil rights abuses such as harassment of racial minorities, false arrests, and excessive use of force,” a role DOJ largely abandoned under President Bush.
  • And, finally, the Eighth Circuit will hear oral arguments this week in the NFL owners’ appeal of a decision halting the NFL lockout.