Tag Archives: Attorney General Merrick Garland

DOJ Launches Task Force To Enforce Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs

Merrick Garland

The United States Justice Department (DOJ) has created a new task force spanning multiple agencies to enforce sanctions imposed against Russian officials and oligarchs in response to Russia‘s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The task force – dubbed “KleptoCapture” – will enforce sweeping US sanctions, export restrictions and other economic curbs …

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Congressional Black Caucus Urges DOJ To Act To Protect Voting Rights

Congressional Black Caucus

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, and Congressman Mondaire Jones led over 40 Congressional Black Caucus members in calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to aggressively protect voting rights and fight against disenfranchisement, gerrymandering, voter purges, and other forms of voter suppression, vote dilution, and election subversion. “These …

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Biden Announces More Actions to Reduce Gun Crime

President Joe Biden

On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced additional actions to reduce gun crime and make communities safer. “The plan builds on the steps President Biden has taken since the beginning of his Administration to stop the flow of guns being used in crimes, bolster federal, state, and local law enforcement, invest …

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AG Garland Announces DOJ Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking

Merrick Garland

On Monday, United States Attorney General Merrick Garland released the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) new National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking. Rooted in the foundational pillars and priorities of the interagency National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, which President Biden released in December, the Justice Department’s National Strategy is …

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Steve Bannon Indicted For Contempt Of Congress

Steve Bannon

Former Trump aid Steve Bannon was indicted on Friday by a federal grand jury on two counts of contempt of Congress stemming from his failure to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol. Bannon is charged with one …

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DOJ Announces Policy on Chokeholds and ‘No-Knock’ Entries

Merrick Garland

The Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday announced written department-wide policies explicitly prohibiting the use of “chokeholds” and  “carotid restraints” unless deadly force is authorized, and limiting the circumstances in which the department’s federal law enforcement components are authorized to use unannounced entries. The announcement follows a review with the department’s law …

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DOJ Sues Texas Over Controversial Six-Week Abortion Ban

Merrick Garland

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Thursday that it is pursuing a lawsuit against Texas over its newly implemented six-week abortion ban. The agency says that the law is unconstitutional. “It is settled constitutional law that ‘a State may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to …

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