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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.

Terrorism

Reflections on Three Decades of U.S. Efforts to Resolve the Lockerbie Bombing

The Justice Department’s announcement earlier this week that it had taken custody of the third person to be charged in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 is the latest in 34 years of U.S. actions to prosecute the perpetrators, hold the Libyan government accountable, and secure compensation for the victims.

Department of Justice

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).

Department of Justice

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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