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37-Year-Old Judge, Epitome Of McConnell Court Strategy, On Track For Confirmation

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

The Senate appears likely to elevate district court judge Justin Walker, who's been on the bench for six months, to the second highest federal court in the United States.


President Trump Believes Michael Flynn Will Be 'Totally Exonerated'

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Flynn's supporters say newly unsealed documents related to the FBI's investigation of the former general show the bureau trying to entrap him. But former prosecutors say such discussions are normal.


As Fraudsters Exploit Pandemic Fears, Justice Department Looks To Crack Down

Friday, April 24, 2020

Crimes including hoarding, price gouging and hawking fake treatments are spreading along with the virus, officials say. Prosecutors are focusing efforts on that "dark underbelly" of society.


The Department Of Justice Is Fighting Virus-Related Crimes

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Justice Department is cracking down on COVID-19-related crimes. So far, federal prosecutors have brought cases against people allegedly touting fake cures and threatening to spread the virus.


Trump Says He'll Suspend Immigration For 60 Days Over Coronavirus Fears

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

President Trump said he plans to "temporarily suspend immigration into the United States," in an attempt to protect American workers from the coronavirus' economic toll.


Michael Cohen, Ex-Trump Lawyer, To Be Released Early From Prison Amid Pandemic

Friday, April 17, 2020

The president's former attorney and fixer will be permitted to move to home confinement because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Roger Stone Won't Get New Trial, Judge Rules After Disputes

Thursday, April 16, 2020

President Trump's political adviser asked a federal judge for a new trial after attorneys said there were problems with the jury in his old one. Judge Amy Berman Jackson said no.


'They're All Really Afraid': Coronavirus Spreads In Federal Prisons

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

One of the hardest-hit facilities is in Oakdale, La. "They feel like they're sitting ducks," says Arjeane Thompson, whose boyfriend is an inmate. And staff are working overtime under the strain.


Inmates, Staff On Edge As COVID-19 Spreads Through Federal Prisons

Monday, April 06, 2020

Coronavirus is rapidly spreading, and the Bureau of Prisons says at least 138 inmates and 59 members of staff have tested positive. One of the hardest hit facilities is in Louisiana.


Justice Department IG Finds Widespread Problems With FBI's FISA Applications

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Investigators haven't been submitting sufficient evidence along with their applications to conduct surveillance in counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations, a report shows.


U.S. Charges Nicolás Maduro And Other Venezuelan Officials With Narcotrafficking

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The U.S. government has charged Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro and 14 other current or former Venezuelan officials with narcotrafficking and has offered a $15 million reward for Maduro's capture.


DOJ Charges Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro With Drug Trafficking

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The U.S. government announces drug trafficking charges against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The charges were announced by Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday morning.


Coronavirus Package Would Bar Trump And Lawmakers From Funds, Top Democrat Says

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says he's secured a provision in the $2 trillion rescue bill that would prohibit the president and others from receiving Treasury loans or investments.


As COVID-19 Spreads, Calls Grow To Protect Inmates In Federal Prisons

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Lawmakers and advocacy groups are putting pressure on the Trump administration to take steps to protect vulnerable federal inmates from the coronavirus.


FBI Adjusts To Persevere Through Pandemic As Much Of America Shuts Down

Friday, March 20, 2020

The bureau can't stop work in the way many Americans have in response to the coronavirus. Special agents are interviewing remotely, staggering work hours and wearing protective gear.


Citing Security, Feds Drop Case Against Russians Linked To Election Interference

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Justice Department said the Russian companies in a case from the Mueller investigation were exploiting the U.S. legal system without being bound by it.


Federal Courts Scramble To Adapt To Disruptions From Coronavirus Pandemic

Monday, March 16, 2020

From delaying trials to relying more on videoconferencing, courts are attempting to carry on their work amidst the national response to the outbreak.


FBI Surveillance Measures Appear Likely To Expire With GOP Opposition

Thursday, March 12, 2020

A failure of sufficient support from President Trump and his allies in the Senate may mean that surveillance tools called essential by the Justice Department could expire this weekend.


Without Action From Congress, 3 Surveillance Authorities Will Lapse

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A set of surveillance tools used by the FBI in national security investigations expires next week. Lawmakers, who want to implement reforms, are fighting over how far those changes should go.


Federal Court Sides With House In Fight Over Mueller Grand Jury Materials

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Judges ordered that Democratic members of Congress may see evidence the Justice Department wanted to keep sealed. The DOJ is expected to appeal.