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Justice Department Files Motion to Unseal Search Warrant, Receipt From Trump Raid
Justice
Justice Department Files Motion to Unseal Search Warrant, Receipt From Trump Raid
2022-08-11 20:38:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland broke his silence on Monday’s raid on the Palm Beach, Florida, home of former President Donald Trump, announcing that the Justice Department has filed a motion in the federal court in South Florida to... Read More

Justice
Justice Dept. Sues to Block New Idaho Abortion Law
2022-08-02 20:48:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued the state of Idaho on Tuesday to block its new and highly restrictive abortion law claiming it violates a federal law requiring a majority of hospitals to provide medical care to those who need... Read More

Jan. 6
Jan. 6 Panel: Trump Ex-Campaign Manager Pulls Out of Hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Bill Stepien abruptly pulled out of Monday’s appearance before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, citing a family emergency, the panel said. The committee was told on Monday... Read More

Guns
Justice Department, ATF Assessment Details Alarming Rise in Privately Made Firearms
2022-05-20 16:09:25
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The first in a series of national firearm commerce and trafficking assessments was published this week after Attorney General Merrick Garland commissioned the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to conduct the study last year. The first... Read More

Environment
Justice Dept. Opens New Office to Crack Down on Polluters
2022-05-06 21:34:16
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced Thursday it was opening a new Office of Environmental Justice to crack down on industrial polluters. Top priorities of the new program are reducing climate change and protecting low-income or disadvantaged communities, according to... Read More

Civil Rights
DOJ Warns State AGs Not to Block Access to Gender Affirming Care
2022-04-01 19:08:23
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice warned all state attorneys general on Thursday that preventing transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming care infringes on the constitutional protections of the 14th Amendment. The Justice Department’s warning came in a letter signed by... Read More

Law Enforcement
Justice Dept. Cracks Down on Firms Doing Business with Russian Partners
2022-03-04 21:00:52
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department started organizing a task force this week to enforce the sanctions against Russia announced in recent days by President Joe Biden. More than a dozen U.S. attorneys are hunting down violators of export controls... Read More

Justice
Justice Department Sues Texas Over Redistricting Plan
2021-12-06 20:03:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued Texas on Monday over the state’s new redistricting plan, alleging it violated Section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act by diluting the Latino vote. “The attorney general has made clear that the Justice... Read More

Travel
Justice Department to Prioritize Prosecution of Air Rage Incidents
2021-11-24 21:13:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With more people expected to travel by air this week than at any time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Attorney General Merrick Garland had a message Wednesday for anyone tempted to lose their cool — act... Read More

Justice
Garland Restores Office Providing Access to Legal Services for the Poor
2021-11-01 13:28:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday re-established a Justice Department office intended to expand legal services to people who can’t afford layers. The Office for Access to Justice was originally launched during the Obama administration to address what... Read More

Justice
Justice Department Sues to Block Texas Abortion Law
2021-09-09 21:09:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday sued the state of Texas over a newly enacted law that prohibits nearly all abortions in the state. The move came just days after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the... Read More

White House
Biden Moves to Declassify Some Sept. 11 Documents
2021-09-04 00:38:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden directed the Justice Department and other federal agencies on Friday to immediately begin a review of documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks so that Attorney General Merrick Garland can release any deemed... Read More

Housing
U.S. Attorney General Asks Lawyers to Help Renters Avoid Evictions
2021-08-31 20:38:20
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department sent out an urgent request this week for attorneys nationwide to volunteer to represent an expected flood of renters trying to avoid eviction. A letter from U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland asked "the entire... Read More

Justice
Garland Launches Gun Trafficking Strike Forces in 5 Cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is launching an effort in five cities in the U.S. to reduce spiking gun violence by addressing illegal trafficking and prosecuting offenses that help put guns in the hands of criminals. Attorney General Merrick... Read More

Political News
Georgia Gov. Rips DOJ Lawsuit as ‘Politically Motivated Assault’
2021-06-27 12:15:26
by Dan McCue

SAVANNAH -- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wasted no time on Friday responding to word the Justice Department is suing the state over a newly implemented voting law that critics believe restricts Black voter access to the polls. At a hastily... Read More

Justice
Justice Department Sues Georgia Over Voting Law
2021-06-25 16:48:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department sued the state of Georgia on Friday over a controversial new law that imposes multiple restrictions on voting. During a late morning press conference on Friday, Attorney General Merrick Garland said the complaint alleges “recent... Read More

Justice
Justice Department to Tighten Rules on Seizing Congress Data

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland said, amid revelations the department under former President Donald Trump had secretly seized records from Democrats and members of... Read More

In The News
Strong Bipartisan Support Bouys Garland to AG
2021-03-10 20:47:58
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed Judge Merrick Garland to serve as the nation's next attorney general on Wednesday, with strong, bipartisan showing of support. When the vote was over, the man once denied a U.S. Supreme Court seat due to... Read More

Congress
Garland Pledges to be ‘Lawyer for the People’
2021-02-23 15:58:08
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Merrick Garland brought his middle-of-the-road opinions of justice to a Senate hearing Monday to help lawmakers decide whether to confirm him as the next U.S. attorney general. Garland is a federal judge who also is President Joe Biden’s... Read More

Garland to Focus on Civil Rights, Political Independence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general, will appear for his confirmation hearing vowing to prioritize civil rights, combat extremist attacks and ensure the Justice Department remains politically independent.Garland, a federal appeals court judge who... Read More

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