Tag Archives: Justice Department

Siding With DOJ, Appeals Court Rules Trump Judge ‘Abused’ Discretion by Halting Criminal Probe

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Jake Johnson, Common Dreams A three-judge federal appeals court panel ruled unanimously Wednesday that Judge Aileen Cannon—a Trump appointee—”abused” her discretion by barring the U.S. Department of Justice from proceeding with its criminal investigation into the former president’s removal of classified documents from the White House. In a scathing 29-page …

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Congressional Black Caucus Urges DOJ To Act To Protect Voting Rights

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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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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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Department of Justice Forms Domestic Terrorism Unit

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday announced it is forming a unit to combat domestic terrorism as national security officials warn of a “persistent and evolving” threat of violent extremism within the U.S. Matthew Olsen, the assistant attorney general for national security, made the announcement as he noted that the …

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DOJ Launches Investigation of Mount Vernon Police Department

Kristen Clarke

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Damian Williams for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) has announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened a pattern or practice investigation into the Mount Vernon Police Department (MVPD). The investigation will …

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