America is suffering under the largest backlog of unresolved clemency cases in U.S. history, stemming from the former Trump administration, with 14,000 people waiting to hear their fate. President Joe Biden has set in motion a process to resolve it.
Despite resistance, a federal judge has ordered that documents chronicling the decision to throw out obstruction charges against Trump that were originally concealed by former AG Barr must be released.
Leaders of the nation’s largest law-enforcement organizations and unions said they would air their concerns directly to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday over the Justice Department’s broad civil-rights probe into the Minneapolis Police Department, with many voicing skepticism of investigations that they say can unfairly force cities to make costly changes that are burdensome to rank-and-file officers.
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.”