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Department Of Justice

  1. politics
    What Happened at Attorney General Barr’s Five-Hour House HearingBarr defended sending federal agents to Portland and other cities, and his heated exchanges with grandstanding Democrats yielded little substance.
  2. department of justice
    Michael Flynn May Not Be Out of Legal Jeopardy Just YetThe judge presiding over Flynn’s case delayed the dismissal of charges and opened an opportunity for outside commenters to accuse the DOJ of cronyism.
  3. coronavirus
    Could There Be Legal Ramifications for Spreading the Coronavirus?While people have been arrested for false threats of spreading COVID-19, a DOJ memo states willful exposure may result in “terrorism-related” charges.
  4. department of justice
    AG Barr Could Resign If Trump Keeps Tweeting About DOJ Investigations: Report“He has his limits.”
  5. department of justice
    Over 2,000 Former DOJ Officials Call for Attorney General William Barr to ResignDepartment of Justice alumni are furious over Barr’s decision to intervene on the president’s behalf in the case of Trump surrogate Roger Stone.
  6. department of justice
    Attorney General Barr: Trump Tweets Make It ‘Impossible for Me to Do My Job’Barr complained about Trump’s comments on DOJ matters, though his reported intervention regarding Roger Stone lined up with the president’s interests.
  7. department of justice
    Attorney General William Barr to Testify Before House Judiciary on March 31Lawmakers want to know why Barr intervened in Roger Stone’s sentencing recommendations — and a whole lot more.
  8. department of justice
    William Barr Intervened to Ease Sentencing Rec for Convicted Trump Ally: ReportAttorney General Barr reportedly involved himself with Roger Stone’s case to lessen his sentencing recommendation.
  9. politics
    William Barr Is Trump’s Most Powerful LawyerThe Attorney General is exercising the full force of the Justice Department to defend a president in crisis.
  10. james comey
    Justice Department Report: Comey Broke Rules With LeaksThe report also notes that the department declined to prosecute Comey, which won’t keep Trump from claiming vindication for his witch-hunt charges.
  11. mueller time
    House Democrats Strike Deal With DOJ for Mueller Report DetailsIn return, the House will not vote on holding Barr in contempt. It’s a truce, not a treaty, in the war between Democrats and the Trump administration.
  12. 25th amendment
    The FBI’s Aborted Plan to Remove Trump From Office Was DelusionalAndrew McCabe says the DOJ considered lobbying Trump’s Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment. That sounds undemocratic — but it’s really just dumb.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.”
  17. department of justice
    The New Acting Attorney General Is Suffocatingly NormalAn old tweet is worth a thousand words, or something.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. chicago
    Trump: Stop-and-Frisk Will Save ChicagoThe law and order president wants to stop crime with an unconstitutional practice.
  22. 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.
  23. ‘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.
  24. 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.
  25. the law
    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.
  26. the law
    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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Supreme Court Not Amused by DoJ’s Argument on Deporting Naturalized Citizens“Oh, come on!” said Chief Justice Roberts on hearing the argument.
  31. 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.
  32. food fraud
    Feds Now Investigating If Hampton Creek’s Buyback Program Constitutes FraudThe Department of Justice is pursuing charges of mail and wire fraud.
  33. 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.
  34. encounter
    Loretta Lynch Isn’t Giving In to FearThe attorney general is much like her boss: She refuses to freak out.
  35. law enforcement enforcement
    Police Nonfatal Force DOJ Report A new DOJ study on the heavy-handed (but nonfatal) treatment of minority groups by cops.
  36. people who shouldn't be in jail
    Justice Department Will Release 6,000 Nonviolent Drug Convicts Late This MonthGreat news for the many real-life versions of Empire’s Cookie Lyon.
  37. ferguson
    DOJ Release Long Report on Ferguson Police Dept.The reports include emails that referred to President Obama as a “chimpanzee.”
  38. 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.”
  39. media
    Reporter Compelled to Testify after DOJ Promises to Back Off ReportersAwkward timing.
  40. the media
    Journalists Become Sources on Off-the-Record DOJ MeetingAfter colleagues boycott the discussion.
  41. the media
    News Media Unimpressed by DOJ’s Off-the-Record Meeting OfferThe AP and NYT have already said they won’t go.
  42. ink-stained wretches
    The Blame Game Is in Full Swing for the Justice Department and AP No, you started it. 
  43. ink-stained wretches
    White House Can Expect More Questions About APSorry, Jay Carney.
  44. 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.
  45. profits anonymous
    Preet Bharara Is the Reason You Can’t Play Online Poker Right NowPreet strikes again!
  46. the future is coming
    The DOJ Thinks Internet Providers Should Store Data on Where You’ve BeenFor a while. In case they find out you did something bad.
  47. loose lips
    Twitter Grows a Pair in Fighting Federal Subpoenas for WikiLeaks User InfoBut will that stop the hacktivists?
  48. the future is coming
    Government Speeds Up Review of Comcast-NBC MergerThey may put some limits on Comcast, but they won’t stop the deal.
  49. equal rites
    More Federal Cases Against DOMA PlannedTwo more cases will be filed today against the Defense of Marriage Act.
  50. department of justice
    ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Is Temporarily BackThat was fast.
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