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Afternoon Briefs: DOJ opens criminal review of Russia probe; DeVos held in contempt

Department of Justice reportedly opens criminal inquiry into origins of Russia probe

The U.S. Department of Justice’s review of the origins of the Russia probe has shifted from an administrative…

Afternoon Briefs: NYC bar calls for Barr’s Ukraine recusal; law school renamed after donor

U.S. attorney general should recuse himself in Ukraine matters, bar group says

The New York City Bar Association is calling on Attorney General William Barr to recuse himself from any…

Parents of Matthew Shepard use DOJ speech to criticize Barr’s stance on gender identity protections
The parents of Matthew Shepard, a college student murdered because he was gay, criticized the Justice Department’s stance on LGBTQ workplace protections on Wednesday in a speech delivered at an event commemorating a hate-crime law named after their son.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge reprimanded for yelling; prosecutor wants nearly 800 cases tossed

Judge reprimanded for yelling at former supporters

Judge William Maruszczak of Pennsylvania has received a public reprimand for “loudly and publicly berating former supporters who had changed their support…

Questions raised about attorney general and DOJ legal opinion as whistleblower complaint is released
The whistleblower complaint released by Congress on Thursday says President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is “a central figure” in Trump's effort to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, and U.S. Attorney General William Barr “appears to be involved as well.”
Trump urged Ukrainian president to speak with Barr about investigating Biden, transcript shows
President Donald Trump urged the president of Ukraine to speak with Attorney General William Barr about investigating the conduct of former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a transcript of a July 25 phone call released on Wednesday.
Afternoon Briefs: Law school lost $1.6M to fraud; 3rd Circuit strikes down religious ad ban

Audit concludes financial wrongdoing cost law school $1.6M

The University of Texas School of Law has tightened its financial controls after an internal audit concluded that a former employee’s improprieties…

Vigilante child predator stings are dangerous and illegal, Wisconsin attorney general says

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is seeing a resurgence of child predator stings by vigilante groups in the state.

Kaul discouraged the practice in a press release that said…

Afternoon Briefs: Client convicted of tax attorney’s murder; 4th Circuit says Sessions was wrong

Client convicted of murdering his tax attorney

A former city council member in Cedar Lake, Indiana, was convicted of murder Wednesday for the fatal shooting of his tax attorney. Jurors…

IG says Comey violated policies in handling of memos, but DOJ didn’t prosecute
The Justice Department’s inspector general said Thursday that FBI Director James Comey violated agency policies and his employment agreement in his handling of memos he wrote summarizing seven of his interactions with President Donald Trump.
AG Barr books annual family holiday party at Trump hotel; expected price tag is about $30K
U.S. Attorney General William Barr is expected to invite about 200 people to his annual family holiday party and spend about $30,000 on the affair.
Daily government newsletter for immigration judges included links to white nationalist website

Updated: A daily government email newsletter to immigration judges sometimes summarized or linked to articles published by a white nationalist website called VDare, according to a report by BuzzFeed News.

Justice Department avoids gender pronouns in brief in transgender case
The U.S. Department of Justice and a funeral home that fired a transgender woman managed to avoid gender pronouns in Supreme Court briefs opposing her bias claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
EEOC doesn’t sign US brief telling Supreme Court that transgender discrimination is legal

The general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission didn’t sign a Supreme Court brief filed on its behalf by the U.S. Justice Department on Friday in the case of…

Afternoon Briefs: AG Barr blasts prosecutors and ‘prancing punks;’ self-defense bid fails for A$AP Rocky

On Monday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr blasted progressive prosecutors and “prancing punks” who recently pelted police with water. District attorneys who style themselves as social justice reformers “spend…

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