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Politics Apr 27Barr tells prosecutors to look for unconstitutional virus rules
Attorney General William Barr has directed federal prosecutors across the country to "be on the lookout" for state and local coronavirus-related restrictions that could be unconstitutional.
Politics Apr 17Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to be released from prison
President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nation Apr 14DOJ takes church’s side in drive-in services vs. stay-at-home conflict
The Justice Department took the rare step on Tuesday of weighing in on the side of a Mississippi Christian church where local officials had tried to stop Holy Week services broadcast to congregants sitting in their cars in the parking…
Health Apr 01Federal inmates to be locked in cells for 14 days amid virus
The compound, known as FCC Oakdale, has emerged as ground zero in the federal prison system's struggle to contain COVID-19 behind bars.
Health Mar 24Novel coronavirus-related crimes capitalize on global panic
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, so too do the crimes related to it — transgressions that capitalize on fear, panic and the urge to lay blame, and add to the burden on law enforcement agencies trying to protect vulnerable citizens.
Health Mar 13Visits halted in federal prisons, immigration centers over virus
Officials tell The Associated Press that effective Friday, the Bureau of Prisons is suspending all visits.
Nation Feb 25Barr to meet with Senate Republicans on surveillance laws
The push from Trump's allies to change the FISA wiretap rules could complicate efforts in Congress to renew the USA Freedom Act that are set to expire next month.
Politics Feb 21Intel officials say Russia is boosting Trump candidacy
The warning raises questions about whether Trump's administration is taking the proper steps to combat the kind of interference that the U.S. saw in 2016.
Nation Feb 14U.S. closes case against ex-FBI deputy director McCabe with no charges
The decision resolves a criminal investigation that spanned more than a year and began with a referral from the Justice Department’s inspector general.
Politics Feb 14Trump ignores Barr’s request to stop tweeting about DOJ
Trump tweeted Friday that he had the legal right to ask the agency to intervene in a criminal case, but he's so far “chosen not to.”…