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Judge refuses to remove block on Trump sanctuary city order

7 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

U.S. District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco ruled that a recent memo from the Justice Department that appeared to narrow the scope of Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities did not remove the need for a court-ordered injunction. Orrick wrote that the memo is not binding and the attorney general can revoke it at any time.

Firing Mueller? Pardoning cronies? Trump could get away with that and more if Congress doesn't act

President Trump is besieged. He is reportedly looking for ways to close down the Russia investigation by the Justice Department. He already tried at least once, when he fired FBI Director James Comey. He still has the power to fire Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller. President Nixon fired a special...

Democrats in US Congress urge review of Amazon’s Whole Foods deal

12 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A group of Democrats in Congress urged the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission in a letter this week to conduct a more in-depth review of online retailer Inc’s plan to buy grocer Whole Foods Market Inc. The lawmakers asked that the review include consideration...

Anti-LGBTQ court clerk Kim Davis costing Kentucky taxpayers $224,703 in fees per new ruling

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story civil rights and Department of Justice correspondent Dominic Holden said on Friday that a U.S. District Judge has found the state of Kentucky liable for $224,703 in fees thanks to Rowan County Court Clerk Kim Davis’ refusal to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The...

Attorney General Sessions brushes off Trump criticism

15 hours agoNews : The Cutline

By Doina Chiacu and Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday brushed off sharp criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Justice Department's Russia investigation, saying he loved his job and planned to continue serving. Show More Summary

Trump Does Not Acknowledge Or Respect DOJ's Independence. That Can't End Well.

Justice Department alums from both sides of the aisle were alarmed by the president's comments this week.

'Darknet' suspect's flashy cars raised eyebrows in Thailand

All in an area where people drive pickup trucks and children tool around on plastic tricycles. [...] according to the U.S. Justice Department, he was the mastermind of AlphaBay, an internet marketplace that traded in illegal drugs, firearms and counterfeit goods. On Thursday, U.S. Show More Summary

Will Republicans Draw a Red Line for Trump?

First Read: “If things appear that the country is indeed headed toward a possible constitutional crisis — Trump instructing the Justice Department to fire Mueller, Trump pardoning aides and family members — there is a simple solution: Congressional Republicans can [...]

DOJ Seizes Online Marketplace AlphaBay, Exxon Mobil Sues U.S. Treasury, Laptop Ban Lifted: A.M. Links

19 hours agoNews : Reason

Jeff Sessions claims that the Justice Department has taken down "the largest dark net marketplace in history." The U.S. ban on using laptops during flights from Middle Eastern countries has been lifted. Hipster socialism is having aShow More Summary

Today: With a Friend Like President Trump …

President Trump amps up his fight with the Justice Department. I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES With a Friend Like President Trump … The Republican Party. The media. The U.S. intelligence community....

After Trump rebuke, Sessions shows up for work, will stay ‘as long as that is appropriate’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein dodged questions about their future with the Department of Justice following criticisms from President Trump. In an interview with the New York Times published...Show More Summary

U.S. Department of Justice shuts down dark web marketplace AlphaBay

The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it had shut down the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, working with international partners to knock offline the site accused of allowing a global trade in drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and other illicit goods. Authorities said the law enforcement action was one of the largest ever taken against […]

Pro tip: if you’re running an illegal marketplace don’t link it to your personal Hotmail account

The disappearance of darknet marketplace Alphabay, first thought to be an exit scam, then linked to the alleged suicide of one of its owners before credit was claimed by the Department of Justice, has taken an interesting twist in terms...Show More Summary

Trump's war with his Justice Department: Just his latest with major institutions and alliances

It would be hard to find someone more loyal to President Trump than Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions. He was the first senator to grab a cherry-red “Make America Great Again” cap and endorse Trump for president, when few in Washington took Trump seriously. Now Sessions is perhaps the most zealous member...

Jeff Sessions Has 'Absolutely Pathetic' Response To Trump

Former Department of Justice official Matt Miller is disgusted. Aren't we all? his morning Sessions basically told the world that Donald Trump shouldn't be taken seriously. Trump's interview with The New York Times, in which he showed...Show More Summary

Why Trump Probably Hasn't Spooked the Justice Department

It seems to be business as usual for top federal law-enforcement officials one day after receiving harsh criticism from the president.

Donald Trump is 'Cornered' and Could Curtail the Russia Investigation

With his family businesses now known to be targets of the FBI special Russia investigation, President Trump has lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions and signaled that his Department of Justice is crossing a “red line.” Trump’s next move in the imminent showdown could be firing or sidelining his own AG and finding a replacement who could curtail the investigation.

U.S. Justice Department expected to drop $3 million Harley-Davidson emissions penalty: sources

yesterdayNews : The Cutline

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is expected to announce this week it is dropping a requirement that Harley-Davidson Inc spend $3 million to reduce air pollution as part of a settlement the Obama administration announced in August, sources briefed on the matter said. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court says grandparents are exempt from the travel ban

OVER the weekend, the Department of Justice and opponents of Donald Trump’s travel ban filed nearly 100 pages of briefs to the Supreme Court regarding the scope of the justices’ ruling of June 26th permitting the president’s executive order to take partial effect.

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