17 states, DC sue Trump administration over foreign student policy shift

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey led a coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia in suing the Trump administration on Monday in a bid to block a new policy that would force foreign students to return home if their upcoming courses are entirely online. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts against […]

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Jeff Sessions dismisses Trump’s ‘juvenile insults’: ‘My honor and integrity are far more important’

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted President Trump’s “juvenile insults” on Saturday in a marked departure from his characteristically tepid responses during the years of attacks from his former boss. Trump had tweeted that Sessions was a “disaster” while offering support for Alabama Republican Tommy Tuberville, who’s running against Sessions for the Senate seat he held for decades […]

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Donald Trump Jr. says American people ‘deserve’ Durham probe results before election

Donald Trump Jr. on Friday said the American people “deserve” to know U.S. Attorney John Durham’s findings in his investigation into the origins of the Russia probe before they hit the voting booths, saying it would be a “disgrace, a disservice to the country, and a blight on the office” should he wait to release his results […]

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Indiana GOP ousts attorney general after groping allegations

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s bid for reelection was scuttled Friday as he lost the Republican nomination following a monthlong suspension of his law license over allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women during a party. Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita prevailed in mail-in voting by state convention delegates after a […]

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Michael Cohen back in federal prison in New York, quarantining in solitary confinement, lawyer says

Michael Cohen back in custody Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen has been taken back into custody for violating the conditions of his home confinement. Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is back in federal prison and is quarantining in solitary confinement after he was accused by the government of violating “the conditions of his home confinement,” Fox […]

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LA city attorney pursues permanent injunction against Westlake-based nursing facility

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer is seeking a permanent injunction against Lakeview Terrace Skilled Nursing Facility, a Westlake-based care facility that was recently cited by the state for violating regulations that included misrepresentation of medication records and improperly transferring out several sick, elderly or disabled residents. The complaint, filed in court on Tuesday, July […]

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Official: Police justified in killing armed, fleeing man

A district attorney says Utah police officers were legally justified in firing more than 30 times and killing an armed man as he ran away By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press July 9, 2020, 7:28 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SALT LAKE CITY — Utah police officers were legally justified […]

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Barr: FBI has made 150 arrests, launched more than 500 investigations related to rioting

Attorney General Bill Barr gave an update Thursday on the federal investigations into rioting that took place across the nation in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. Barr had previously announced that the Justice Department had evidence that outside instigators — including individuals connected to Antifa — were behind some of the violence that appeared to spin out of […]

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Former US attorney for SDNY Geoffrey Berman testifies at House Judiciary Committee

Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman is testifying behind closed doors on Capitol Hill Thursday over his firing by Attorney General William Barr last month. Berman arrived on Capitol Hill Thursday before noon, and is set to testify in private before the House Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation […]

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SCOTUS: Manhattan DA Can Subpoena Trump’s Tax Records, Congress Can’t

The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 affirming that the Manhattan district attorney can subpoena the president’s tax records but also ruled 7-2 to prevent Democrats in Congress from seeing them now, sending the cases back to be argued in the lower courts. This essentially guarantees the public will not see the president’s taxes before the election. […]

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Barr defends necessity of police force in US, but says it must have ‘checks in place’

Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that police reform must strike the “right balance” between providing security and preventing the possibility of abuse. At a press conference in South Carolina to mark his visit with religious leaders, community members and law enforcement personnel, Barr acknowledged that police need to be checked. “We need a police force,” Barr said in Columbia, S.C. […]

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‘SAD’ if no ‘deep state’ prosecutions before elections; Durham should produce findings, Grassley says

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Monday said it was “SAD” that Attorney General William Barr might wait until after Election Day to initiate prosecutions related to U.S. Attorney John Durham’s ongoing probe into FBI and CIA misconduct. Barr told Fox News last month that Americans be able to recognize “some” of the names under […]

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Ousted SDNY federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman to appear before House Judiciary Committee next week

Former Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman will testify next week before the House Judiciary committee in a closed door hearing – just weeks after President Trump fired him. Berman will appear before the Democrat-led House committee next Thursday, Fox News is told. Attorney General William Barr informed Berman late last month […]

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Kim Foxx confirms office will err on side of dismissing cases related to protests, curfew

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. | Sun-Times file photo A Sun-Times analysis of data provided by Chicago police found that African Americans comprised 75% of people charged and that enforcement largely occurred on the South and West sides. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx confirmed Tuesday that her office will err on the side […]

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Insurgent Wave in New York Pushes Old Guard Democrats Aside

It was evident in marquee congressional contests, in a county district attorney race and in numerous battles for state legislative seats: A political sea change has swept New York. After the count of ballots cast in person last week, insurgent Democrats were poised to topple or succeed longtime incumbents. Many of the challengers are candidates […]

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Arizona attorney general warns church where Trump had rally

Arizona’s chief attorney has issued a cease-and-desist letter to a company touted by a church where President Donald Trump held a rally and where leaders say they use an air filtration system that neutralizes the coronavirus By The Associated Press June 27, 2020, 1:06 AM 2 min read 2 min read PHOENIX — Arizona’s chief […]

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Justice Dept. to Take Aim at Antigovernment Extremists

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr said on Friday that he had created a task force to investigate antigovernment extremists on the far right and left who have used the nationwide policing protests as cover to attack law enforcement officers and destroy property, according to a Justice Department memo. Mr. Barr said that violent […]

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Minnesota Sues Exxon and Koch Industries for ’30-Year Campaign of Deception’ on Climate

The oil and gas industry was hit with yet another lawsuit when Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced this week that his office is suing two of the nation’s largest oil companies, and the oil industry’s trade group, for a “30 year campaign of deception” about the impacts of climate change.  At a press conference […]

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Foxx urges pols to swear off police union cash, but others say ‘it’s an independent decision’

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, left, in 2018; Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th), right, earlier this month. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx cited the “unique relationship” between elected officials and the police as her reason to reject donations from the union, which hasn’t donated to her. Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) […]

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Attorney sues Cuomo over ‘unconstitutional’ 14-day quarantine for out-of-state visitors

An attorney filed a lawsuit and sought an emergency temporary restraining order against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday over new restrictions requiring individuals traveling to the region from states experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases to self-quarantine, arguing it is an “abridgment” of his right to travel and “unconstitutional.” California-based attorney Jon Corbett, […]

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Osundairo brothers resume cooperation in Smollett prosecution one day after refusing to help

Abel and Ola Osundairo | CBS Chicago Abel and Ola Osundairo’s attorney said in a statement Thursday that her clients would resume cooperating because of an “intervention” by special prosecutor Dan Webb that led to the retrieval of a lost 9 mm handgun. Less than a day after saying they would no longer cooperate with […]

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Barr to testify as Democrats examine DOJ politicization

Attorney General William Barr will testify before the House Judiciary Committee for the first time next month, the Justice Department said Wednesday, as two of his employees testified that he has politicized the department and allowed special treatment for Roger Stone, a friend of President Donald Trump. Aaron Zelinsky, a career Justice Department prosecutor who […]

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Barr to testify before House Judiciary Committee next month

Attorney General Bill Barr will testify before the House Judiciary Committee next month, his spokeswoman said, as part of the Democratic-led investigation into the “unprecedented politicization” of the Justice Department under the Trump administration. “The Attorney General has accepted an invitation to appear before the House Judiciary Committee for a general oversight hearing on July 28,” […]

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Donald Trump’s Presidency Is a Saturday Night Massacre That Never Ends

Attorney General William Barr’s ham-fisted firing this weekend of Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the powerful Southern District of New York, bears all the hallmarks of the Trump administration’s shoot-first-aim-second approach to governing. But the clumsiness of Berman’s ouster shouldn’t overshadow the chilling message sent by the firing of a veteran federal prosecutor who […]

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Michigan asks judge to shut Enbridge pipeline in Great Lakes

Michigan’s attorney general is asking a judge to shut down a pipeline in the Great Lakes after an energy company discovered that an anchor support had shifted deep below the surface By The Associated Press June 23, 2020, 1:40 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MACKINAW CITY, […]

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