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Nation Oct 06Sessions issues Justice Department directive on religious objections, undercutting LGBTQ protections
Under the new policy, a claim of a violation of religious freedom would be enough to override concerns for the civil rights of LGBT people and anti-discrimination protections for women and others. The guidelines are so sweeping that experts on…
Politics Sep 26Acting DEA chief tells employees he will step down
A person familiar with the move says Chuck Rosenberg will leave the post Oct. 1.
Politics Sep 26WATCH: Sessions says U.S. will intervene in campus free speech cases
In declaring free speech "under attack" on college campuses, Sessions dove into an issue that has become a cause celebre for conservatives who argue their voices are being drowned out on college campuses as speeches by right-wing figures have been…
Politics Sep 26Benghazi trial could undercut Sessions’ push for tribunals
The trial of the suspected mastermind of the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attacks will be one of the biggest terrorism cases yet for the U.S. Justice Department under a leader who has said it shouldn't be handling such cases.
Nation Aug 07Justice Department considers revamp of federal standards for forensic evidence
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is reviving work on federal standards for what forensic experts can say in court and plans to create a program to monitor the accuracy of forensic testimony.
Politics Aug 05Task force on marijuana law offers little on new policies
The task force, a group of prosecutors and federal law enforcement officials, largely reiterates the current Justice Department policy on marijuana.
Politics Aug 03DOJ threatens to deny crime-fighting assistance for 4 sanctuary cities
The threat marks Attorny General Jeff Sessions' latest effort to force local authorities to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, part of a push to reduce crime he believes is linked to illegal immigration.
Politics Aug 02Justice Department denies broad move against college affirmative action
A day after The New York Times reported the department was seeking current attorneys interested in "investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions," the Justice Department said the job ad was related to…
Politics Jul 27Sessions to AP: I’m not stepping down unless asked
Sessions told The Associated Press he and Trump have a "harmony of values and beliefs" and he intends to stay and fight for the president's agenda "as long as he sees that as appropriate."…
Politics Jul 27Jeff Sessions goes to El Salvador to learn how to eradicate the MS-13 gang
Trump praised Sessions when he announced his mission to eradicate the gang in April. But the attorney general has since fallen out of favor with his onetime political ally.