The Justice Department has announced charges against four researchers accused of lying on visa applications with regards to their status as current employees of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA). Three of the four have been arrested and the fourth has allegedly taken refuge in the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco.
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The former U.S attorney wouldn’t discuss active cases or speculate on the motivations of Main Justice. But he did offer a detailed timeline of the frenzied 30 hour period during which he was dismissed.
In the weeks following protests over the police killing of George Floyd, the federal government brought more than 120 different cases against protestors for a range of crimes—many concerning relatively minor offenses.
Geoffrey Berman, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York who was fired last month, today told Congress that Barr pushed him to resign prior to his dismissal.
A Justice Department veteran testified last week that attorneys in the Antitrust Division were ordered to open unfounded investigations targeted at companies Attorney General Barr dislikes. If true, this is deeply troubling.
Congress should investigate what just happened in the Southern District of New York.
Without grandstanding, the Justice Department’s report on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act offers several proposals that ought to have bipartisan appeal.
Under the logic of the government’s motion to dismiss the charges against Michael Flynn, the FBI can’t investigate whether someone is a Russian agent unless it already has evidence that the person is a Russian agent.
What’s in the Department of Justice’s Proposals to Congress for Addressing Issues Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic?
The New York Times publicized a package of legislative proposals the Department of Justice submitted to Capitol Hill. What should we make of these new proposals?
In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Justice Department submitted draft legislation last week asking Congress to implement proposals including allowing judges to toll statutes of limitations during emergencies and relaxing requirements of the Speedy Trial Act. The department also proposes to allow video teleconferencing for preliminary hearings, stating that this would “ensure that defendants are able to access courts shortly after their arrest.”