Ian Mason, Attorney General Jeff Sessions joined syndicated Boston radio host Howie Carr on his broadcast Thursday, laying out the new path his Department of Justice is charting in the Trump era. New measures to crack down at the border were of particular focus in light of Sessions’s sweeping announcements in Nogales, Arizona Tuesday. Talk
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Robert Knight, Less than three months into the Trump administration, the grand battle over the size, scope and purpose of the federal government is beginning. The seating of Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch will return the U.S. Supreme Court to a full complement and, it is hoped, respect for constitutional limitations on power –including its own.
Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, had a blunt message for Donald Trump during a meeting in September: court-ordered reforms aimed at curbing police abuses in the midwestern city are not working. Loomis and two other attendees said Trump seemed receptive to Loomis’s concerns that federally monitored police reforms introduced during the
For the last eight years, the Justice Department has sought to reform police practices considered discriminatory by any means necessary – something that has frequently involved the use of a statutory weapon that is little known by the public and even less well understood. The DOJ’s so-called “consent decree” was established in the aftermath of
Adam Shaw, The unofficial lobbying push to confirm Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general already is under way, with conservative allies launching a campaign and website to tout his bona fides – and prevent past controversies from creating turbulence next month. Sessions, one of President-elect Donald Trump’s earliest supporters, was one of
Matt Vespa, While Debo Adegbile’s nomination to become Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division failed in 2014, President Obama decided to put him on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which has infuriated the country’s largest police union. Adegbile was a lawyer with the NAACP that worked to appeal the conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal,
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Former Deputy Attorney General of the United States under President George W. Bush Larry Thompson: “I can tell you as a friend and someone who has known Jeff Sessions for 32 years that Jeff does not have a racist bone in his body. When I first met Jeff, he was U.S.
Bob Barr, President-elect Trump’s decision last week to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions to serve as America’s 84th Attorney General signals a return to a Justice Department that reflects a more traditional, real-crimes based approach to federal law enforcement policy, as opposed to the control-oriented, social policy-heavy approach under which that Department has operated for the
Hans A. von Spakovsky, President-elect Donald Trump has picked Sen. Jeff Sessions to serve as the 84th Attorney General of the United States—and he couldn’t have made a better choice. Throughout his career, Sessions has demonstrated unshakable commitment and fidelity to the Constitution, the rule of law, and protecting the freedom and liberty that is
Federal election crimes fall into three broad categories: Campaign finance crimes, such as when candidates accept donations that violate the amounts or sources permitted under the law Civil rights violations, involving cases of voter intimidation, coercion, threats and other tactics aimed at suppressing a person’s ability to vote Voter fraud and voter registration fraud, such
Ed Feulner I don’t know who the next U.S. attorney general will be. But I know I pity that person. Restoring the Justice Department’s reputation in the wake of Eric Holder’s tenure will take a lot of work. You can find out just how big a task it will be in “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s