Attorney General

1629 ABA Journal Attorney General articles.

ABA House of Delegates calls for changes in country’s immigration system
The ABA House of Delegates approved two resolutions Monday that address immigration policies and practices implemented by previous administrations.
‘I am not the president’s lawyer’: Garland says he wouldn’t be swayed by politics as attorney general
Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit pledged Monday to remain independent and restore integrity to the U.S. Department of Justice if he is confirmed as the next U.S. attorney general.
Afternoon Briefs: Gunman had file on SCOTUS justice, judge says; state AG charged in fatal crash

Gunman apparently targeted this SCOTUS justice, judge says

Lawyer Roy Den Hollander, the gunman who killed the son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas of the District…

Afternoon Briefs: 11 ex-capital inmates added to innocence list; lawyer finds historic photo in attic

11 former death-row inmates are added to group’s innocence list

The Death Penalty Information Center has added 11 former inmates to its list of people who were exonerated after an…

Afternoon Briefs: Ex-lawyer sentenced for show-pony secrecy; DOJ drops suit over Melania Trump book

Ex-lawyer sentenced for failure to disclose ponies

A former Virginia lawyer has been sentenced to six months in prison for failing to disclose in a bankruptcy proceeding her family’s ownership…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyers knock ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome;’ attorney flashes medical pot card

Trump lawyers seek dismissal of impeachment case

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump on Monday asked the Senate to dismiss the impeachment case against him. Their brief argues that the…

Acting Alaska AG resigns amid allegations he had a sexual relationship with high schooler in 1991
Acting Alaska Attorney General Ed Sniffen resigned Jan. 27 before the publication of an article alleging he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl that began on a moot court trip to New Orleans in 1991.
Afternoon Briefs: DOJ drops suit over Yale admissions process; 7th Circuit allows courthouse Nativity scene

DOJ drops suit accusing Yale of bias against Asian, white applicants

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday dropped a lawsuit accusing Yale University of racially discriminating against many Asian…

Afternoon Briefs: 2 well-known law firms shun merger idea; law firm of Biden’s brother touts connection

Quinn Emanuel and Boies Schiller shun merger idea

Neither Boies Schiller Flexner nor Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan are embracing a legal recruiter’s suggestion that the two firms should merge.…

Afternoon Briefs: Judge blocks Biden’s deportation moratorium; Biden orders private prison phaseout

Federal judge blocks Biden’s deportation moratorium

U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton of Texas has blocked President Joe Biden’s moratorium on many deportations. Tipton ruled Tuesday in a Texas lawsuit

Report of Trump plot to oust acting attorney general precedes internal DOJ probe, lawyer condemnation
The U.S. Department of Justice’s internal watchdog is investigating whether any department official improperly tried to change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawyers seek Rudy Giuliani’s suspension; scholars support post-presidency impeachment power

Dozens of high-profile lawyers seek Rudy Giuliani’s suspension

Dozens of high-profile lawyers have signed a letter to New York disciplinary authorities calling for an ethics investigation and interim suspension of…

Then-AG Sessions and DOJ were ‘driving force’ behind policy leading to family separations, report says
The U.S. attorney general’s office was a “driving force” behind a prosecution policy that led to the separation of more than 3,000 immigrant children from their families, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice’s inspector general.
Afternoon Briefs: Riot review won’t exclude Trump; sanctions bid against election lawyers targets ‘paranoia’

US attorney doesn’t rule out Trump charges

Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin of Washington, D.C., on Thursday promised a criminal review of “all actors” in the assault on the U.S.…

Judge Merrick Garland is Biden’s pick for attorney general; rule of law ‘is not just some lawyer’s turn of phrase’
Updated: President-elect Joe Biden has picked Judge Merrick Garland to be the next U.S. attorney general.

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