The removal of a couple of inspectors general for transparently—and in one case, admittedly—self-interested reasons no longer generates outrage.
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Judge Reggie Walton’s ruling demanding in camera review of the unredacted Mueller report underscores how much the Trump administration has squandered the executive branch’s goodwill with the judiciary.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson had a particularly difficult job on Thursday.
Democratic candidates for president have spent relatively little time discussing Justice Department independence on the campaign trail—in contrast to the first post-Watergate presidential election, when Jimmy Carter made rule-of-law reforms a major campaign issue.
Bill Barr gives a gift to criminal defendants everywhere. The defense bar should take it at face value—and thereby make him answer for it.
The Justice Department’s handling of the sentencing of Roger Stone and Michael Flynn gives reason to worry about how Attorney General Barr will handle allegations against the Biden family.
The inspector general’s findings on the Carter Page FISA applications are actually worse than the president’s defenders understand—precisely because Michael Horowitz did not find any kind of political conspiracy.
Congressional Republicans argue that the Federal Rules of Evidence should apply to the impeachment trial. But following these rules would guarantee that the Senate could hear from the witnesses that Mitch McConnell is currently seeking to block.
On Jan. 4, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in Committee on the Judiciary v. Donald F. McGahn, III (concerning the committee's subpoena to the former White House counsel) and In re Application of the Committee on the Judiciary (concerning the committee's effort to obtain grand jury material redacted from the Mueller report). Audio from both arguments is available below.
The Horowitz report poses a deep challenge to those of us who have broadly defended expansive surveillance authorities over the past several years. That challenge is not the one President Trump and his supporters have lodged against the FBI and its integrity.