The Department of Justice needs new leadership to restore its leadership in the fight against systemic discrimination “in all its forms,” witnesses told a hearing Tuesday in support of the nomination of Judge Merrick D. Garland to head the department.
The ACLU is suing the FBI following the discovery of public court documents and records that indicate the FBI Electronic Device Analysis Unit can bypass encrypted cell phone information. If true, the ACLU says this will “severely undermine our digital privacy and security.”
The Department of Justice has issued a fraud alert about a phone scam targeting the elderly, with criminals masquerading as DOJ investigators or employees in order to obtain personal information over the telephone.
The Justice Department named its surge of federal agents into violence-torn cities Operation Legend, for the 4-year-old Kansas City boy slain by a stray bullet in June. But it was local detective work that led to an arrest in the case.
Attorney General William Barr’s political statements in a recent Fox News interview prompted a warning from Washington Post political reporter Aaron Blake: Watch how this overreach affects the election.
In the latest skirmish of the war between a large section of the U.S. legal community and Attorney General William Barr, some of the country’s top jurists charge the AG’s expansive views of presidential powers, combined with his interventions in support of President Trump’s allies, are helping to nurture an “imperial” presidency.
Although the number of women incarcerated in prison far outpaces that of men since the 1980s, policies for their stay are insufficiently adapted from men’s prisons and women suffer “extremely high rates, and much higher rates than men, of histories of physical, sexual, and mental trauma,” said a report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
The case against Stone, 67, a longtime friend of Trump’s, has become a cause célèbre among the president’s supporters. Trump has attacked the prosecutors, the jury forewoman and the federal judge overseeing the trial, casting his former campaign adviser as the victim of a vendetta by law enforcement.
In a letter released Sunday, the former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials said Attorney General William Barr’s intervention in the Roger Stone case “flouted” the principal of nonpartisan justice, and called on other career officials to “take appropriate action to uphold their oaths of office.”