Department of Justice

Immigration Courts Should Take Notice of State Dept. Reports

Everyday, DHS and private-bar attorneys file State Dept.-published human rights reports (20-100 pages each) before 235 immigration judges in 59 courts nationwide. These reports are updated annually, and because immigration cases can last a matter of years, often these reports are filed multiple times for the same case. The immigration courts should take judicial notice of these reports, so that they do not have to be... more »

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Create an intellectual property tax

Since intellectual property REQUIRES enforcement / protection by the Justice Department to remain profitable, it should be subject to a higher tax rate or fees. No one wants to stifle ideas, but ideas require protection - and protection isn't free. We could create jobs and safeguard intellectual property if the costs of enforcement were shared. Not a saving measure, but a revenue generating one.

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Workforce Managemnt & Furloughs

((Please read this entire suggestion.)) In order to accomodate sound fiscal management with a true and measurable cost savings to the government and taxpayers, while respecting our workers, I suggest that as benefit to the government, employees should be able to donate 16 hours of annual leave per year to the government in lieu of an unpaid 40 hour furlough (should furloughs become neccessary). How would this benefit... more »

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Reduce Flow of Ex-Cons Back to Prisons

Some stats show over 80% of those released from prison end up back in prison within a year. Why? They can't find a job and don't have the skills they need to find a decent job. What to do? We need a Prisoner to Society Transition program. We need a web-based capability that lists available jobs in industry, insentives for industry to hire ex-cons, agencies that are available and that offer services needed by ex-cons... more »

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End Production and Distribution of OLE softback Manuals

DOJ's Office of Legal Education produces very authoritative and helpful manuals in a variety of subject matter areas for prosecutors/trial attorneys. They then update, produce and mail thousands of these books every year to prosecutors across the country who don't even read them because a lot of material is online in USABOOK and other online DOJ resources. These books particularly helpful pre-trial/investigation stage... more »

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Mandate that this site be uttilized

Mandate that the top 100 ideas at a minimum are forwarded to the involved agency executive for review and comment. There are an extensive amount of valuable ideas here that may not score number one. It would be tremendous waste of effort if those below number one were not reviewed for consideration. We all have an idea or two here, we all put effort into this, what a waste if the ideas were simply deleted. Mandate that... more »

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institute alternative punishment for non-violent crimes

It costs tens of thousands to house an inmate for a year. Non-violent offenders usually either receive jail time or no punishment at all. Community service, work orders, mandatory rehabilitation therapy, and even some form of public reprimand, including possibly caning like in Singapore (which has a very low crime rate) may achieve better and cheaper results.

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American SWAG Only

SWAG Stuff We All Get You have seen it in your unit’s storage or at a recruiting event. We give it out to visitors at trade shows or at an unit open house event. Coffee cups, calendars, key chains, pens, challenge coins, you name it and the only thing in common is the sticker on the bottom; Made in China. It is time to impose immediate legislation that will prohibit the purchase of foreign made items for official... more »

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