Tag Archives: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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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Trump Urged DOJ Officials To Declare Election Results “Corrupt”

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New documents released by the House Oversight and Reform Committee details former President Donald Trump’s attempt to get Department of Justice officials to declare the 2020 Presidential election as “corrupt” and “illegal.” Former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and then-acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue took notes during a call with the …

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Department of Justice Issues Guidance On Post-Election Audits

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The Department of Justice on Wednesday released guidance for states that are conducting post-election audits. “The guidances issued today describe certain federal laws that help ensure free, fair, and secure elections,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland. “Where violations of such laws occur, the Justice Department will not hesitate to act.” …

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President Biden Announces Strategy To Address Gun Violence

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President Joe Biden outlined his administration’s national crime prevention strategy Wednesday after meeting with local leaders on the issue, in remarks that focused on targeting gun violence and new resources for community policing across the country. The Biden administration is responding to a rise in violent crime throughout the United …

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