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US JUSTICE DEPARTMENT NEWS

U.S. Justice Dept scales back use of chokeholds and no-knock warrants

September 14, 2021 9:24 pm

“Building trust and confidence between law enforcement and the public we serve is central to our mission at the Justice Department,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland.

US Justice Department vows to 'protect' Texas abortion clinics

September 07, 2021 6:49 pm

Attorney General Merrick Garland said those seeking and providing abortions in Texas would be protected under federal law, while the Biden administration seeks other ways to overturn the controversial "heartbeat law."

Treasury Must Turn Over Trump’s Taxes to Congress, Says Justice Dept.

July 31, 2021 6:17 am

The 39-page opinion from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel dealt a sharp legal blow to a yearslong campaign by Trump to keep his tax information secret, reversing a Trump administration position that had shielded the documents from Congress.

Judge dismisses government antitrust lawsuits against Facebook

June 29, 2021 7:54 am

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled Monday that the lawsuits were “legally insufficient” and didn’t provide enough evidence to prove that Facebook was a monopoly.

Thousands of prisoners were sent home because of Covid, they don’t want to go back

June 28, 2021 10:49 am

The United States is believed to be the world’s leader in incarceration, spending $80 billion a year to keep more than 2 million people behind bars.

Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data

June 15, 2021 8:30 am

The Justice Department is struggling to contain the fallout over revelations that it had confiscated phone data from House Democrats and reporters as part of an aggressive investigation into leaks.

Biden plans to crack down on 'ghost guns' with action on Thursday

April 08, 2021 9:17 am

Biden will announce that the Justice Department intends to issue a proposed rule within 30 days to help reduce the increasing prevalence of untraceable, self-assembled "ghost guns," a White House official told reporters.

Biden's transition contends with probe into son's finances

December 11, 2020 9:47 am

US President-elect Joe Biden's historically challenging transition to power is suddenly becoming even more complicated.

Justice Department charges 8 in Chinese harassment plot in US

October 29, 2020 1:39 pm

The Justice Department has charged eight people with working on behalf of the Chinese government to locate Chinese dissidents and political opponents living in the US and coerce them into returning to China. Five of the eight were arrested Wednesday morning.

‘We need to take away children,’ no matter how young, Justice Dept. officials said

October 07, 2020 7:51 pm

The separation of migrant children from their parents, sometimes for months, was at the heart of the Trump administration’s assault on immigration.