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Justice Department takes step to decertify union for immigration judges

The U.S. Department of Justice took a step Friday to decertify the union for immigration judges by filing a petition with the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

The petition asks the…

Afternoon Briefs: Judge’s sex-bias accuser accused of seeking attention; lawyer disbarred for office assault

A California appellate judge accused of longtime sexual harassment is a friendly man now being judged through the lens of the #MeToo era, his lawyer told an ethics…

Afternoon Briefs: AG Barr restricts asylum in family-ties cases; prosecutors allege ‘perversion of justice’

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has issued a decision that will make it tougher for immigrants to seek asylum based on persecution of immediate family members. Barr reversed a…

Afternoon Briefs: US to resume federal executions; immigration lawyer accused of paying bribes for roster lists

The U.S. Department of Justice plans to resume executions after a 16-year hiatus. Attorney General William Barr adopted a new lethal-injection protocol that replaces a three-drug cocktail with a…

Tech companies under fire: Facebook to pay $5B, antitrust probe opened, AG Barr criticizes encryption

Technology companies are under fire by the Trump administration. On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Facebook will pay a record $5 billion privacy penalty to settle allegations…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer pleads guilty to courthouse parachute jump; cat declawing banned in this state

The U.S. Department of Justice has informed former special counsel Robert Mueller that he is expected to confine his congressional testimony Wednesday to the boundaries of his public report…

As some federal offenders win early release, new tool is unveiled to evaluate likelihood of recidivism

Thousands of federal prisoners already are benefiting from early release reforms in the criminal justice reform bill known as the First Step Act, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed Friday.

Afternoon Briefs: House holds attorney general in contempt; opioid executives charged

The U.S. House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents on now-scuttled plans…

Afternoon Briefs: Feds won’t charge cop in Eric Garner’s chokehold death, Cardi B defends her courtroom attire

The U.S. Justice Department won’t charge the New York City police officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes. Garner cried out,…

Trump drops census citizenship question, says data gathered elsewhere might be used in state redistricting
After a loss in the U.S. Supreme Court, President Donald Trump has announced that he won’t add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Afternoon Briefs: James Comey’s daughter prosecutes Epstein; cop accused of planting drugs in cars

A daughter of former FBI Director James Comey is one of the lead prosecutors in the federal sex trafficking case against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Maurene Comey is an assistant…

Federal judge won’t allow Justice Department to switch lawyers in census citizenship question case
Updated: A federal judge in Manhattan says he won’t allow the Department of Justice to switch lawyers in a challenge to a census citizenship question absent “satisfactory reasons” for the decision.
DOJ replaces lawyers defending citizenship question after flip-flop; law prof suggests this argument
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sunday that it is replacing its legal team in the court battle over a census citizenship question after President Donald Trump contradicted the lawyers’ in-court assertion that the question would be dropped from the census.
AG Barr announces funding, future plans to address public safety crisis in rural Alaska
A month after U.S. Attorney General William Barr visited Alaska to investigate the high rates of sexual assault and family violence and low police presence in rural communities, he has declared a law enforcement emergency in the state.
ADA questions remain over web accessibility cases and the lack of DOJ regulations

Disability rights advocates say web accessibility, the practice of designing and coding websites so that people with disabilities can use them, can be accomplished through simple changes, such as changing color contrast and adding video captions. However, the legal landscape surrounding web accessibility has become more complex.

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