1685 ABA Journal Attorney General articles.
A federal judge found Washington, D.C., jail officials in civil contempt Wednesday for failing to promptly forward medical records of a U.S. Capitol riot defendant with a broken hand to federal officials who would approve surgery.
Oct 14, 2021 1:03 PM CDT
Top Justice Department lawyers and White House counsel Pat Cipollone threatened mass resignations during a White House meeting in which they opposed President Donald Trump’s plan to install a loyalist as acting attorney general to help him overturn the election results through voter fraud investigations.
Oct 8, 2021 11:25 AM CDT
DOJ seeks to stop Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan
The U.S. trustee for the Justice Department has filed a motion to halt a judge’s approval of a controversial bankruptcy plan for…
Sep 17, 2021 4:15 PM CDT
Monitors overseeing police departments as a result of federal consent decrees and lawsuit settlements will have their powers curbed as a result of changes implemented by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Sep 14, 2021 3:56 PM CDT
The U.S. Department of Justice sued the state of Texas on Thursday in a bid to block its law that bans abortions at about six weeks of pregnancy.
Sep 9, 2021 4:03 PM CDT
How can U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland challenge Texas’ new restrictive abortion law when the state isn’t charged with enforcing it and there is no state defendant to sue?
Sep 8, 2021 9:46 AM CDT
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has said the U.S. Department of Justice will use a federal law to protect the safety of women seeking abortions in Texas as the department “urgently explores all options” to challenge a law restricting abortions in the state.
Sep 7, 2021 9:46 AM CDT
New York has become the first state to extend its eviction moratorium since the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the federal ban on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic late last month.
Sep 3, 2021 3:14 PM CDT
Millions of households are behind on their rent and think they will be evicted in the next few months, wrote U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in an Aug. 30 letter to the legal community
calling for volunteer services.
Aug 31, 2021 9:36 AM CDT
Capitol officers sue Trump, far-right groups
Seven Capitol police officers have sued former President Donald Trump, far-right groups, Stop the Steal rally organizers and others. The Aug. 26 lawsuit alleges…
Aug 27, 2021 2:45 PM CDT
Projected numbers for white-collar prosecutions in 2021 show a continuing decline over the last 20 years, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.
Aug 20, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
President Joe Biden’s new nominees for U.S. solicitor general and for U.S. attorney in Manhattan, New York City, both clerked for U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland when he was a federal appeals judge, and both clerked for U.S. Supreme Court justices.
Aug 12, 2021 9:05 AM CDT
A report by investigators appointed by New York Attorney General Letitia James has found that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including former and current state employees.
Aug 3, 2021 12:06 PM CDT
Hackers accessed at least 80% of email accounts used by employees in the four U.S. attorney’s offices in New York over a period of more than seven months last year, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed Friday.
Aug 2, 2021 10:12 AM CDT
The U.S. Treasury Department must turn over former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to Congress because it has provided facially valid reasons for the request, according to an opinion released…
Jul 30, 2021 3:20 PM CDT
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