A Government Watchdog Found That A Trump-Era US Attorney Showed “Poor Judgment” In Publicly Criticizing His Staff
Scott Brady served as the US attorney in western Pennsylvania; he’s now in private practice.
The Justice Department Won’t Reopen The Federal Civil Rights Investigation Into Tamir Rice’s Death
The 12-year-old boy’s family had urged DOJ under the Biden administration to reconsider the decision to close the probe, submitting a letter from dozens of legal scholars.
The Justice Department Is Revisiting Its Sexual Harassment Policies
Internal reports have documented numerous incidents of sexual misconduct involving senior-level officials.
The Justice Department Is Sending States A Second Warning About Partisan "Audits" Of The 2020 Election
The DOJ would not say whether it plans to take any action against Arizona and other states pursuing partisan audits.
An Alleged Capitol Rioter Came Disguised As A Journalist, Prosecutors Say
A judge initially refused to issue an arrest warrant, but agreed following a fuller explanation about how the government had determined the suspect wasn’t a member of the press.
Prosecutors Have Had Six Months To Go After The Capitol Mob. Here’s What They Have So Far.
More than 500 arrests and counting.
The Justice Department Is Taking Georgia To Court Over The State’s New Voting Restrictions
“Where we believe the civil rights of Americans have been violated, we will not hesitate to act,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said.
Trump Wanted The Justice Department To Copy Texas's Failed Election Case But Add More Conspiracy Theories
House Democrats released documents on Tuesday about efforts by Trump and White House officials to get the Justice Department to wade into postelection fights.
Most Capitol Rioters Probably Aren't Looking At Maximum Prison Sentences
Most defendants are looking at sentences that fall far below the maximums.
The Justice Department Will Keep Fighting To Defend Donald Trump In A Case Related To A Rape Allegation
Biden during the campaign had criticized DOJ’s effort to intervene in writer E. Jean Carroll’s defamation case against Trump.
The Justice Department Is Dropping A Capitol Riot Prosecution For The First Time
The US attorney’s office in Washington didn’t explain why it was dismissing the charges against Christopher Kelly of New York.
A Prosecutor Sexually Harassed Women Across The Federal Government, A Watchdog Agency Found
The Justice Department inspector general’s office declined to identify the assistant US attorney in a report provided to BuzzFeed News, citing privacy concerns.
The Justice Department Under Biden Will Argue To Keep Most Of A Trump-Era Memo From The Mueller Probe Secret
A judge found that the Justice Department was “disingenuous” in arguing to keep secret a March 2019 memo related to the end of the Mueller investigation.
The Justice Department Will Investigate Policing Practices In Louisville After Breonna Taylor Was Killed
It’s the second investigation launched by DOJ into civil rights abuses by police in the past week.
The Justice Department Is Backing A Trans Woman Who Says She Was Repeatedly Raped In Men’s Prisons In Georgia
Biden has pledged to revive protections for all LGBTQ people that the Trump administration rolled back.
The Justice Department Will Investigate Policing In Minneapolis After George Floyd's Murder
The announcement from Attorney General Merrick Garland came a day after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd.
Two Proud Boys Leaders Indicted In A Capitol Riot Conspiracy Are Going To Jail
Ethan Nordean and Joseph Biggs had been allowed to go home after they were first arrested.
Prosecutors Lost A Bid To Keep A Former Trump Official Charged In The Capitol Riot In Jail
The judge called the decision to reverse an earlier ruling and allow Federico Klein to go home a "close" one.
The Justice Department Is Investigating Officials Who Talked To The Press About The Capitol Riot Investigation
Michael Sherwin, the former acting US Attorney in DC, had told media “the facts” support charging some Capitol rioters with sedition.
Proud Boys Members Allegedly Warned That Cops Were “The Primary Threat” The Night Before The Capitol Insurrection
A grand jury indicted four Proud Boys leaders in the latest conspiracy case to come out of the riot investigation.
Prosecutors Expect To Start Offering Plea Deals To Alleged Capitol Rioters In The Next 30 Days
Plea deals would mean a swifter resolution of the hundreds of Capitol riot prosecutions and could reveal which defendants are cooperating with the investigation.
The Senate Confirmed Merrick Garland As The Next Attorney General
Garland has said investigating the Capitol insurrection will be a top priority.
Merrick Garland Pledged To Investigate The Capitol Insurrection From The Rioters On "Up" As Attorney General
Garland faced questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday as part of his confirmation process to take over the Justice Department.
Trump Left A Big Legal Mess For Biden
There are numerous lawsuits pending over Trump-era policies Biden doesn’t support, along with cases that ensnared the Justice Department with Trump’s own legal troubles.
Black Attorneys At The Justice Department Called Out The “Clear Disparity” In How White Capitol Rioters Were Treated
DOJ’s association of Black attorneys said the treatment of the largely white mob supported the idea “that the fair and impartial enforcement of the law does not apply to Black Americans.”
Top Justice Department Officials Pushed To Separate Immigrant Families Despite Knowing It Would Be Hard To Reunite Them
"We need to take away children."
Joe Biden Will Nominate Judge Merrick Garland As The Next Attorney General
Garland had been Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court in 2016 but was blocked by Republicans.
Trump Says Attorney General Bill Barr Will Step Down Weeks After Barr Said There Wasn't Widespread Voter Fraud
Barr was ousted after publicly undermining Trump’s theory that the election was rigged for President-elect Joe Biden.
Trump Has Pardoned Michael Flynn For Lying To The FBI During The Russia Investigation
Flynn admitted to lying to investigators about his contacts with the Russian ambassador before Trump took office. The president announced the pardon over Twitter.
A Judge Ruled The Justice Department Can’t Take Over Trump’s Defense Against E. Jean Carroll’s Defamation Lawsuit
The ruling means Trump must continue to personally defend against writer E. Jean Carroll’s claim that he lied when he denied raping her more than two decades ago.