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Tag Archives: Justice Department

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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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Gov. Abbott’s Immigration Order

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A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott‘s controversial order prohibiting the ground transportation of migrants, ruling that it is likely to be found unconstitutional in a blow to Abbott’s immigration policy agenda. U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone in the Western District of Texas also ruled that …

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DOJ: Federal Law Doesn’t Prohibit COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

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Lawyers with the Department of Justice say that federal law does not stop public agencies or private businesses from establishing COVID-19 vaccine mandates under the Food and Drug Administrations’ (FDA) emergency use authorization. “As access to the COVID-19 vaccines has become widespread, numerous educational institutions, employers, and other entities across …

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