1647 ABA Journal Attorney General articles.
Federal judge complains that New York’s federal detention facilities ‘are run by morons’
U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York reluctantly sentenced a drug conspiracy defendant to the mandatory minimum of five years in prison last month, as she complained about the "inhuman" conditions that the woman had to endure at federal detention facilities in New York City.
May 10, 2021 2:07 PM CDT
Federal judge orders DOJ to release memo that said Trump shouldn’t be prosecuted for obstruction
A U.S. Department of Justice memo concluding that former President Donald Trump should not be prosecuted for obstruction of justice was not protected by privilege because then-U.S. Attorney General William Barr had already reached that conclusion, a federal judge ruled Monday.
May 5, 2021 11:00 AM CDT
After ransomware attack on state attorney general’s office, hackers begin posting documents
Hackers have posted documents that are said to be stolen from the Illinois attorney general’s office, including documents labeled “judgments entered,” “shakedown cases” and “state prisoners.”
May 4, 2021 11:17 AM CDT
In unusual lineup, Supreme Court sides with immigrant challenging removal
The U.S. Supreme Court’s three liberal justices joined with three conservatives Thursday to rule for an immigrant who claimed that the government’s notices to appear for removal proceedings didn’t follow the statutory mandate.
Apr 30, 2021 9:30 AM CDT
DOJ will investigate Louisville, Kentucky, police practices
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Monday that the Department of Justice is investigating whether the Louisville, Kentucky, Metro Police Department uses unreasonable…
Apr 26, 2021 4:36 PM CDT
Meet the next chair of the ABA Journal Board of Editors
The ABA Journal Board of Editors has selected a new Chair, retired Judge Herbert B. Dixon Jr., who will…
Apr 21, 2021 4:06 PM CDT
After Chauvin’s conviction on all counts, what will his appeal look like?
An appeal is “a virtual certainty” following the conviction Tuesday of fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd with a knee to his neck, according to USA Today.
Apr 21, 2021 10:25 AM CDT
This former attorney general now bills for BigLaw at nearly $2,300 per hour
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. is billing at $2,295 as a partner at Covington & Burling, according to a contract that the firm signed with a public university.
Apr 19, 2021 10:27 AM CDT
DOJ civil rights nominee defends satirical letter
Kristen Clarke, the president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, defended her past statements and writings Wednesday during a hearing…
Apr 15, 2021 4:42 PM CDT
SCOTUS blocks restrictions on religious meetings at homes during pandemic
The U.S. Supreme Court blocked California’s restrictions on religious meetings at homes during the COVID-19 crisis in a 5-4 vote…
Apr 12, 2021 4:10 PM CDT
Apr 6, 2021 2:47 PM CDT
SCOTUSblog releases final 4 justices
SCOTUSblog readers have narrowed down the list of justices in the running for the greatest U.S. Supreme Court justice of all time. The March Madness-style…
Apr 5, 2021 2:54 PM CDT
President Joe Biden promised criminal justice reforms but has had to balance competing interests between progressives and moderates as he finalizes his Cabinet.
Mar 29, 2021 10:18 AM CDT
Biden DOJ outpaces Trump DOJ for reversing US position in pending Supreme Court cases
The Biden administration’s Department of Justice has changed positions in at least five cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, putting it on track to outpace reversals during the first full Supreme Court term under former President Donald Trump.
Mar 18, 2021 11:04 AM CDT
Senator wants to know whether FBI probe of Kavanaugh was ‘fake’
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland should help facilitate Senate oversight into whether the FBI conducted a “politically constrained and…
Mar 16, 2021 4:21 PM CDT
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