Tag Archives: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

U.S. Sues Arizona Over Proof Of Citizenship Voting Law

DOJ

by Kira Lerner, Arizona Mirror The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division announced Tuesday that it has sued Arizona over a law signed by the state’s Republican governor in March that requires people registering to vote prove their citizenship to participate in a presidential election or to vote by …

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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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Delta Asks DOJ To Put Unruly Passengers On No-Fly List

Delta Airlines

Delta Air Lines is asking the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to put airline passengers convicted of disrupting flights on a national no-fly list, barring them from traveling on any commercial flights, according to the letter obtained Friday by several news outlets. In the letter, dated Thursday and first …

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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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Justice Department Launches Probe Into Phoenix Police Department

Merrick Garland, Kristen Clarke

Attorney General Merrick Garland and Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Civil Rights Division have announced that the Justice Department has opened a pattern or practice investigation into the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Police Department (PhxPD). The investigation will see if the department engages in discriminatory policing, …

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