Attorney General

1401 ABA Journal Attorney General articles.

Sessions blasts judicial activism and deposition order in case on census citizenship question
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in prepared remarks on Monday that “judges are not sent from Olympus,” and the idea that they must act with empathy is “heresy.”
New leader of Justice Department’s civil rights division had defended companies accused of bias

A former Jones Day partner who has represented companies in discrimination lawsuits was confirmed last Thursday to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division.

The Senate vote to confirm Eric…

Justice Department will oppose consent decree to reform Chicago Police Department

The U.S. Department of Justice will file a statement of interest opposing a pending consent decree in Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department.

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GOP will seek Rosenstein appearance to explain alleged Trump wire suggestion, lawmaker says

House Republicans have agreed to call Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for a closed-door meeting to discuss his alleged suggestion that he secretly record President Donald Trump, according to a…

Groups decry Sessions’ ruling that limits judges’ ability to dismiss deportation cases
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ruled that immigration judges have no inherent authority to dismiss cases, provoking an outcry from immigration-law-focused groups. Reuters and CNN have stories.
DOJ review finds immigrant legal education program ineffective; provider calls study flawed
A Justice Department review of its own legal education program for immigrants has found that those in the program are remaining in detention for longer on average than non-participants, the Associated Press has reported. But a nonprofit that provides the education says the DOJ’s study has "insurmountable methodological flaws."
Trump weighs in on scheduled Kavanaugh public hearing, slams Sessions once more

In a wide-ranging interview, President Donald Trump spoke about sexual assault allegations against his second U.S. Supreme Court nominee and lamented “I don’t have an attorney general.”

When asked about…

Right of association isn’t infringed by disclosure of charitable donors to state, 9th Circuit says

A public interest law firm and a charitable group co-founded by the Koch brothers have to comply with the California attorney general’s demand for information regarding top charitable donors, a…

Trump: Sessions should investigate who wrote anonymous New York Times op-ed

President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that the U.S. Department of Justice should investigate the recent New York Times opinion piece that was anonymously written by a White…

Sessions to meet state AGs on whether social media firms are ‘intentionally stifling’ free speech

Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday that he will discuss social media companies and concerns about anticompetitive behavior this month with state attorneys general, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Sessions says he won’t be influenced by political considerations after new Trump criticism

Jeff Sessions defended himself in a formal statement on Thursday after President Donald Trump said in a televised interview that his selection for attorney general “never took control” of the…

Federal judge appointed by Trump rejects challenge to Mueller’s authority

A federal judge appointed by President Donald Trump has rejected a challenge to Robert Mueller’s authority.

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich upheld the special counsel’s appointment on Monday

Trump tweet says Sessions is ‘scared stiff and missing in action’

President Donald Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a tweet on Saturday and said he may get involved in a lawsuit seeking text messages from fired FBI Deputy Director…

Federal judge orders return of deportation flight carrying 2 plaintiffs in asylum-policy challenge
A federal judge on Thursday threatened to begin contempt proceedings against Attorney General Jeff Sessions if the government did not turn around a plane carrying two deported plaintiffs to El Salvador in a lawsuit challenging new asylum policies.
Union for immigration judges files grievance over removal of cases from Philly judge
The union that represents federal immigration judges has filed a grievance over the removal of dozens of cases from an immigration judge in Philadelphia who had delayed the deportation of a Guatemalan man.

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