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Department Of Justice

  1. russia investigation
    After Somehow Failing to Get Fired, Rod Rosenstein Is Expected to QuitOnce William Barr is confirmed as attorney general, the deputy AG who hired Mueller and infuriated Trump is expected to leave the DOJ.
  2. donald trump
    Trump Asked the White House Counsel to Instruct DOJ to Prosecute His EnemiesDonald McGahn warned Trump this sort of thinking could get him impeached. But he didn’t listen.
  3. politics
    Report: Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker Is a Tough GuyDuring his time working with “scam” company World Patent Marketing, Whitaker allegedly “threatened” a man over complaints against the firm.
  4. department of justice
    When Matthew Whitaker Ran ‘a Chop Shop of Fake Ethics Complaints’“It was one of the hackier things I ever saw,” said one GOP operative. “If you wanted to be treated seriously you have to do serious work.”
  5. department of justice
    The New Acting Attorney General Is Suffocatingly NormalAn old tweet is worth a thousand words, or something.
  6. department of justice
    Sessions Was Loyal to Trumpism, But Not Trump, and That Was His UndoingWith a Democratic House and the Mueller investigation both looming, copacetic ideology wasn’t enough to satisfy Trump anymore.
  7. jeff sessions
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns at Trump’s RequestHis interim replacement, Matthew Whitaker, once mused that a new attorney general could foil the Mueller probe by defunding it.
  8. jeff sessions
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns at Trump’s RequestHis interim replacement, Matthew Whitaker, once mused that a new attorney general could foil the Mueller probe by defunding it.
  9. chicago
    Trump: Stop-and-Frisk Will Save ChicagoThe law and order president wants to stop crime with an unconstitutional practice.
  10. census
    Memo Contradicts Ross’s Rationale For Adding Citizenship Question to CensusWilbur Ross insisted that he didn’t add the question to deliberately under-count immigrants, but rather, to protect black Americans’ voting rights.
  11. ‘New Information’ Leads DOJ to Reopen Emmett Till Murder CaseIn a book released last year, the woman who had accused Till of harassing her admitted it was a lie.
  12. Chaos on the Border, Chaos in TrumplandThe messy and confusing implementation of the president’s wishes on border policy resembles nothing so much as the travel-ban nightmare.
  13. On Obamacare, Jeff Sessions Is Standing Against the Rule of LawThe attorney general has made a strange and shocking choice: not to defend the Affordable Care Act in court.
  14. Sessions Directed DOJ to ‘Evaluate’ GOP Calls for More Clinton InvestigationsHouse Judiciary Committee chair Robert Goodlatte has asked for a second special counsel to investigate various allegations involving Democrats.
  15. politics
    The Department of Justice Argued Against Protecting LGBTQ WorkersThe DOJ filed a legal brief saying that the Civil Rights Act doesn’t ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.
  16. DOJ Ethics Watchdog Resigns Because Trump Made Her Feel Like a HypocriteHolding companies responsible for complying with ethics laws felt like “shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic,” Hui Chen wrote.
  17. 3 FBI Officials Prepared to Corroborate Comey Testimony on Trump MeetingIf James Comey’s Senate Intelligence Committee testimony boils down to his side of the story versus Trump’s, he’s bringing some FBI backup.
  18. Supreme Court Not Amused by DoJ’s Argument on Deporting Naturalized Citizens“Oh, come on!” said Chief Justice Roberts on hearing the argument.
  19. Trump’s Justice Department Drops Opposition to Texas Voter-ID LawAfter six years of fighting the law, the DOJ suddenly decided that Texas Republicans couldn’t possibly have intended to disadvantage minority voters.
  20. food fraud
    Feds Now Investigating If Hampton Creek’s Buyback Program Constitutes FraudThe Department of Justice is pursuing charges of mail and wire fraud.
  21. transphobia
    DOJ: NC’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ Violates Civil Rights The DOJ determined that banning transgender employees from accessing their preferred bathroom is a violation of the Civil Rights Act.
  22. DOJ: NC’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ Violates Civil Rights The Justice Department has determined that any employer who bans transgender employees from accessing their preferred bathroom is in violation of the Civil Rights Act.
  23. Loretta Lynch Isn’t Giving In to FearThe attorney general is much like her boss: She refuses to freak out.
  24. Police Nonfatal Force DOJ Report A new DOJ study on the heavy-handed (but nonfatal) treatment of minority groups by cops.
  25. Justice Department Will Release 6,000 Nonviolent Drug Convicts Late This MonthGreat news for the many real-life versions of Empire’s Cookie Lyon.
  26. DOJ Release Long Report on Ferguson Police Dept.The reports include emails that referred to President Obama as a “chimpanzee.”
  27. No Civil-Rights Charges for Former Ferguson Police Officer Darren WilsonThe Justice Department found no way to prove that Wilson’s use of force against Michael Brown was “objectively unreasonable.”
  28. Reporter Compelled to Testify after DOJ Promises to Back Off ReportersAwkward timing.
  29. Journalists Become Sources on Off-the-Record DOJ MeetingAfter colleagues boycott the discussion.
  30. News Media Unimpressed by DOJ’s Off-the-Record Meeting OfferThe AP and NYT have already said they won’t go.
  31. The Blame Game Is in Full Swing for the Justice Department and AP No, you started it. 
  32. White House Can Expect More Questions About APSorry, Jay Carney.
  33. Crime Scenes
    Shady Oyster Dealers Nabbed in Overfishing SchemeThe indictments charge five individuals from New Jersey and Maryland with trafficking in illegal oysters and obstruction of justice.
  34. Preet Bharara Is the Reason You Can’t Play Online Poker Right NowPreet strikes again!
  35. The DOJ Thinks Internet Providers Should Store Data on Where You’ve BeenFor a while. In case they find out you did something bad.
  36. Twitter Grows a Pair in Fighting Federal Subpoenas for WikiLeaks User InfoBut will that stop the hacktivists?
  37. Government Speeds Up Review of Comcast-NBC MergerThey may put some limits on Comcast, but they won’t stop the deal.
  38. More Federal Cases Against DOMA PlannedTwo more cases will be filed today against the Defense of Marriage Act.
  39. ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Is Temporarily BackThat was fast.
  40. Obama Administration Requests an Immediate Stay on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell InjunctionPresident Obama prefers an “orderly” legislative repeal.
  41. Reverse Racism and Cover-ups at the DOJ or an Anti-Obama Campaign?Potentially explosive testimony from the former head of the Department of Justice’s Voting Rights Section.
  42. Today in Torture: Even If We Did Investigate Bush Lawyers, Could We Prosecute?Oh, and about that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
  43. Your Evening Reading: The Bush-Era Terror MemosObama authorizes the release of memos detailing previous interrogation tactics.
  44. Michael Mukasey: Republican of the New York VarietyRemember when George Bush appointed New York judge Michael Mukasey to be United States attorney general? And we kinda decided we liked him because he has amazing New York street cred? Well, he went on to lose some of his fan base because of his hard-to-understand stance on torture, specifically waterboarding. (C’mon, everybody’s doing it!) It was a big deal, because lately one’s position on torture is the Bush administration’s litmus test for attorneys general. It used to be abortion or gay marriage that made or broke someone in the eyes of the Bushies. Those days are over, it seems, as is the policy of attorneys general to shun all things gay. The Washington Post today reports that Mukasey lifted a ban, in place since the reign of Ashcroft, on the use of e-mail, bulletin boards, and easels in the Department of Justice to promote the gay group DOJ Pride. They will also be allowed to hold an annual celebration, which they have been banned from doing since 2003. Mukasey even said he’d host it in one of the DOJ’s buildings. Aw! Conservative and tolerant: We knew he was a New Yorker under it all. Attorney General Reverses Curbs on Gay Group at Justice Department [Washington Post]