Attorney General

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Sessions rules immigration judges have no authority to indefinitely suspend cases
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled on Thursday that immigration judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals do not have the general authority to indefinitely suspend cases through administrative closures.
Sessions’ promise to prosecute all illegal entry raises concerns about court resources
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that federal prosecutors will start bringing illegal entry charges against everyone caught crossing the border without authorization, “as many of those cases as humanly possible until we get to 100 percent.”
Sessions says parents will likely be separated from children after crossing the border illegally
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that he is implementing a zero-tolerance policy for illegal crossings at the Southwest border and aims to prosecute “as many of those cases as humanly possible until we get to 100 percent.”
New York AG Schneiderman resigns amid allegations he physically abused women
Updated: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced his resignation Monday night, hours after the New Yorker magazine published allegations by four women who said he physically abused them.
Sessions sends more prosecutors, supervisory judges to border to handle immigration cases

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday he is responding to the “crisis at the Southwest border” with additional prosecutors and the use of supervisory immigration judges.

Sessions said in a…

Leave immigration law precedent on asylum for crime victims intact, ABA urges in amicus brief
The United States should continue to make asylum available for victims of crimes that aren’t being addressed by immigrants’ home countries, the ABA says in an amicus brief filed April 27.
Judge tosses Manafort’s suit challenging ‘unmoored’ jurisdiction grant to Mueller

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has tossed a lawsuit filed by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort challenging the broad grant of jurisdiction given to special counsel Robert Mueller.

7th Circuit upholds nationwide injunction barring grant holdbacks for sanctuary cities
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a nationwide injunction that barred the U.S. Justice Department from withholding public safety grants from sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate in immigration enforcement.
Inspector general reportedly referred McCabe findings to federal prosecutors

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has reportedly referred to federal prosecutors his findings on alleged inaccurate statements by fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Unnamed sources tell the

ABA condemns suspension of Justice Department’s Legal Orientation Program for immigrants
ABA President Hilarie Bass says the ABA is “deeply disturbed” that the Justice Department has suspended funding for a “know your rights” program for immigrants, an ABA press release said Wednesday.
Former US attorney and acting AG who replaced Yates reportedly turned over notes to Mueller

A former U.S. Attorney who replaced acting attorney general Sally Yates after her firing by President Donald Trump has reportedly turned over handwritten notes to the office of special…

US attorney in Chicago will oversee document production in House committee’s Clinton probe

U.S. Attorney John Lausch of Chicago has been tapped to oversee the Justice Department’s production of documents in a House Judiciary Committee probe into the FBI’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s…

Justice Department imposes quotas on immigration judges, provoking independence concerns
The Justice Department on Friday announced that immigration judges’ job performance will be evaluated according to how quickly they close cases, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Justice Department sues California over ‘extreme’ law restricting federal land transfers

The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state of California on Monday that contends a state law restricting federal land transfers violates the supremacy clause.

The federal government…

Leader of Justice Department unit is demoted after questions about bias, ‘sexualized’ workplace

The leader of the Justice Department’s death penalty unit has been demoted and moved to a different division after the New York Times began asking about accusations of gender bias,…

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