Attorney General

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In new Citizens United case, 2nd Circuit upholds donor disclosure requirement

A federal appeals court has rejected a First Amendment challenge to New York regulations requiring charities to disclose their donors.

The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled…

Embattled attorney general is embroiled in Republican battles amid uneasy relationship with Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is bearing the brunt of Republican anger as he clashes with the legislative and executive branches of government.

President Donald Trump has long expressed his dismay…

White House counsel has central role in controversies as he seeks to ‘mollify and protect’ Trump

White House counsel Don McGahn is again at the center of controversy amid revelations that he was told of domestic abuse allegations against Rob Porter, even as the now-former…

Top attorney for ICE Seattle office charged with stealing immigrants’ identities
The chief counsel for the Seattle office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement was charged Monday with stealing the identities of seven people who had come through his office, the Associated Press and Washington Post have reported.
Give victims of workplace sexual harassment access to courts, 56 US attorneys general tell Congress

Victims of sexual harassment on the job should be allowed to evade “the impediment of arbitration requirements” in employment contracts, according to a letter signed by attorneys general of every…

DOJ explains Jeff Sessions’ improvised reference to the ‘Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement’
Attorney General Jeff Sessions departed from his prepared remarks on Monday when he called the office of sheriff a “critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.”
State AG’s suit says Weinstein Company violated civil rights laws by covering up harassment
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit claiming the Weinstein Company violated state law by failing to protect employees from sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein.
No. 3 lawyer at Justice Department is leaving; what does it mean for the special counsel probe?
Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the third-highest ranking official at the Justice Department, is leaving for a top position with Walmart.
DOJ should consider whether new charging policy is likely to achieve justice, ABA House says

In accordance with the ABA’s long-standing support for prosecutorial discretion and sentencing reform, Resolution 108C asks the Department of Justice to reconsider the guidelines laid out in a…

House committee votes to release Democrats’ rebuttal to Nunes memo

The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously Monday to release the Democratic rebuttal to a Republican memo released last Friday that accused the FBI and Justice Department of a misleading warrant…

Trump is expected to allow release of secret GOP memo despite FBI protest, sources say

President Donald Trump is expected to allow release of a secret GOP memo that reportedly alleges surveillance abuses by the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department, according to reports.

Anonymous…

FBI statement expresses ‘grave concerns’ with accuracy of secret GOP memo

The FBI is clashing with House Republicans over the planned release of a secret GOP memo that reportedly targets the bureau and the Justice Department for their handling over a…

Justice Department moves to drop corruption case against Sen. Menendez
A week after a federal judge trimmed the corruption case against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, the U.S. Justice Department has filed a motion to drop the remaining charges against the New Jersey Democrat.
Probe is reportedly focused on ex-deputy FBI director’s apparent delay in acting on Clinton emails

A probe by the Justice Department’s inspector general is reportedly focused on an apparent three-week delay by former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe in investigating Hillary Clinton emails before the…

Secret memo hints GOP could be targeting Deputy AG Rosenstein, report says
A secret GOP memo hints that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could be targeted for his handling of a surveillance request against Carter Page, a campaign associate of President Donald Trump.

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