Postal Service Says Release of Ex-CIA Officer’s File Was ‘Mistake’—and Not …

The U.S. Postal Service took responsibility Thursday for the unprecedented release of a security clearance application from an ex-CIA officer–and indicated that what it called a “mistake” may not be an isolated incident. The Postal Service, in its first substantial comment on the issue, offered no explanation for the disturbing release other than unspecified “human…

Justice Dept. Backs Suit Accusing Harvard of Discriminating Against Asian-A…

The Justice Department lent its support on Thursday to students who are suing Harvard University over affirmative action policies that they claim discriminate against Asian-American applicants, in a case that could have far-reaching consequences in college admissions. In a so-called statement of interest, the department supported the claims of the plaintiffs, a group of Asian-Americans…

Plaintiffs in N.C. gerrymandering case say new maps not an option for Novem…

The plaintiffs who persuaded federal judges to declare unconstitutional North Carolina’s Republican-drawn congressional maps have “reluctantly concluded” that there is not enough time to draw new maps in time for the November elections. A three-judge panel ruled this week that the maps were an “invidious” plan to favor Republicans over Democrats and had resulted in…