I have little sympathy for Lance Armstrong. I don't actually care all that much that he cheated at sport, lots of people do that every day. What I dislike about his actions was the apparent bullying and threats to anyone who might have tried to stop him.
That said, under normal circumstances I think the DoJ probably should join the litigation, even though proving any actual "loss" is going to be tricky.
What really concerns me here is that I think that, with their apparently limited resources, they can make announcements about a cyclist, and a few marijuana growers, and give the impression that they are the criminals who threaten our society.
Bankers who created a massive empire of fraudulent paperwork and conspired to crash the world economy .... Those guy get Federal Tax Dollars to bolster their profit lines.
Politicians who conspire to "torture in our name", breaking any number of International Treaties and National Laws in the process ... They are allowed to retire and retain a voice on the national stage.
Two categories of potential felons whose prosecution would go a long way to returning social justice to this country, and bolstering America in the wider world, making it rather easier for us to influence world affairs without having to go to war.
This is not rocket science. This is not difficult to understand.
Unless you are part of the problem.