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States Gird For Marijuana War With Jeff Sessions

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.27.2017 | Home

Communities are steeling for a “states’ rights” battle over the cultivation and sale of recreational marijuana after the federal government’s ...

Jeff Sessions Reverses Obama-Era Policy That Curtailed DOJ's Private Prison Use

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday withdrew an Obama-era Justice Department memo that set a goal of reducing and ultimately end...

Supreme Court Torn Over Whether Constitution Should Apply To Cross-Border Shootings

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.21.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― As the administration of President Donald Trump readies a new crackdown on undocumented immigrants, the Supreme Court on Tuesday weighe...

Nobody Seems To Have Liked Working For Donald Trump’s New Labor Pick

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― In 2014, R. Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump’s second pick for U.S. secretary of labor, became a top candidate to lead the Un...

Bipartisan Senate Duo Push Justice Department For Briefing On Michael Flynn

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Republican and Democrat are together pressing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey to pr...

Trump's Voter Fraud Lies Have Gone From Bad To Worse

Michael Keegan | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home
Michael Keegan

What could be worse than the U.S. president spreading lies and conspiracy theories about voting fraud to make himself feel better about losing the pop...

Trump's Russia Scandal Means Sessions And His Justice Department Now Face A Choice

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Less than a week on the job as U.S. attorney general, Jeff Sessions faces a potentially explosive situation: He was a top adviser to Do...

Justice Department Begins Rollback Of Transgender Students' Bathroom Rights

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.11.2017 | Home

The Trump administration appears to be moving backward on transgender rights and defying the Obama administration that was looking to expand them. In ...

Appeals Court Shoots Down DOJ Request To Immediately Restore Travel Ban

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.05.2017 | Home

By Yeganeh Torbati and Tom Perry WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court late on Saturday denied a request from the U.S. Department of Just...

Justice Department Appeals Order Blocking Trump Travel Ban

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.05.2017 | Home

UPDATE: Feb. 4 ― The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily denied the Justice Department’s request to restore President Donald Trump’s t...

DOJ Releases Legal Memo That Approved Trump's Refugee Ban

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department on Thursday released a memo from the Office of Legal Counsel that signed off on President Donald Trump’s execu...

Democrats Delay Jeff Sessions' Confirmation After Trump Fires Acting Attorney General

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats on Tuesday delayed the confirmation of Alabama Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III to be the next attorney general ...

Stop The Constitutional Crisis

Jill Goldenziel | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home
Jill Goldenziel

Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) is refusing to comply with not one, but two federal judicial orders. This is not a case of a few rogue border patrol a...

Acting Attorney General Says DOJ Won't Defend Trump's Ban On Refugees, Travelers

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.30.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― In a stunning announcement Monday afternoon, acting Attorney General Sally Yates said the Justice Department won’t defend President D...

Justice Department Said Trump’s Refugee Ban Is Legal. They Didn’t Say It Was A Good Idea.

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.30.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Just what the hell is the Justice Department doing while President Donald Trump is churning out chaos-inspiring executive orders, Sen. ...

Obama's DOJ Fought Texas Voter ID Law. Trump's New Civil Rights Chief Offered Tips On Writing It.

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Under President Barack Obama, the Justice Department spent the better part of a decade battling a strict voter ID law in Texas, which s...

DOJ Asks For Delay In Voter ID Case Hours After Trump Becomes President

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.20.2017 | Home

The Department of Justice has formally requested that a Texas court delay a hearing to determine whether the state intentionally discriminated in pass...

More Allegations Of Deception Surface In Orange County Informant Scandal

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.20.2017 | Home

LOS ANGELES ― A month after the U.S. Department of Justice announced an investigation of the Orange County District Attorney and Sheriff’s Departm...

America Deserves a Justice Department That Will Defend the Right to Vote

Tomas Lopez | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
Tomas Lopez

The Hill recently reported that the Trump administration is planning dramatic cuts to the federal budget, including the Department of Justice’s Civi...

Obama Lawyer Urges Supreme Court To Shield High-Ranking Officials From Lawsuits

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Two days before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, the Obama administration did him a big favor by telling the Supreme Court it...

Rolls-Royce Will Pay $800 Million In Bribery Scandal. But Others Used Unaoil As A Middleman, Too.

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 01.17.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Rolls-Royce will pay $800 million in penalties for using intermediaries, including Unaoil, a Monaco-based oil services firm, to bribe p...

No Charges For South Carolina School Cop Who Slammed Black Teenager

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 01.13.2017 | Home

A former South Carolina school police officer caught on video brutalizing a black teenager won’t face federal charges, the Justice Department said F...

Police Regularly Violated Civil Rights In Chicago, DOJ Probe Finds

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.13.2017 | Home

CHICAGO ― The Chicago Police Department regularly violates citizens’ civil rights, routinely fails to hold officers accountable for misconduct and...

Baltimore Agrees To Sweeping Police Reform Deal Ahead Of Trump's DOJ Takeover

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― The city of Baltimore and the Department of Justice agreed to a far-reaching deal Thursday that will require the Baltimore Police Depar...

Jeff Sessions Blames Bad Apples For Police Abuse. He Should Read These DOJ Reports.

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Jeff Sessions, who will very likely be confirmed as the 84th attorney general of the United States, expressed skepticism this week abou...