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Judge Orders Release of Justice Department Memo on the Mueller Report

On May 3, Judge Amy Berman Jackson released an opinion chastising former Attorney General William Barr for his handling of the Mueller Report in 2019. The opinion specifically concerns Barr’s four-page public summary of the report released on March 24, 2019, which found that “the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”

Domestic Terrorism

House Appropriations Hearing on Justice Department's Response to Domestic Violent Extremism

On Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies will hold a hearing titled, "Violent Extremism and Domestic Terrorism in America: The Role and Response of DOJ." The subcommittee will hear testimony from Jill Sanborn, the assistant director of the FBI's Counterterrorism Division, and Brad Wiegmann, a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's National Security Division. 

Department of Justice

Nomination Hearing: Lisa Monaco and Vanita Gupta as Top Justice Department Picks

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nominations of Lisa Monaco to be deputy attorney general and Vanita Gupta to be associate attorney general.

You can watch a livestream of the hearing here or below:

Federal Law Enforcement

The Long Arm of U.S. Law: The Patriot Act, the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 and Foreign Banks

The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 expands the government’s authority to subpoena documents held by foreign banks overseas. Here’s how U.S. institutions could interpret that expanded authority.

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