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Garland Appoints Special Counsel to Oversee Biden Documents Investigation

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that he had issued an order to appoint Robert Hur to oversee an investigation into classified documents allegedly found at President Biden's office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement as well as at the president's home in Wilmington, Delaware.

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There Are Many Ways the Justice Department Could Charge the Mar-a-Lago Case in D.C. But Should It?

If the Justice Department chooses to indict Trump in connection with his alleged unlawful possession of classified documents, it is likely to have the legal basis to bring charges in D.C.; however, policy considerations may counsel otherwise.

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11th Circuit Vacates Cannon’s Order to Appoint a Special Master in Mar-a-lago Investigation

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled to reverse an order issued by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon to appoint a special master to oversee the review of classified documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-lago residence on Aug. 8.

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Paul Pelosi Attacker Charged with Assault and Attempted Kidnapping

DePape was charged with one count of assault on an immediate family member of a United States official with the intent to retaliate against the official on account of the performance of official duties in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. §§ 115(a)(1)(A). He was also charged with one count of attempted kidnapping of a United States official on account of the performance of official duties in violation of Title 18, U.S.C., § 1201(a) and 1201(a)(5).

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Justice Department Announces New Legal Protections for Journalists

The new regulations codified a policy—announced by the attorney general in July 2021—prohibiting the use of compulsory legal process—the use of subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, and other investigatory practices—against “newsgathering” individuals who possess and/or publish classified information. 

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