Christmas comes a few days early for 2,800 inmates who had told they’d eventually have to return to their cells to serve out their terms.
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A new bill would transfer the review of petitions from the Justice Department to a presidentially appointed board.
In a significant threat to the free press, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces decades in federal prison for leaking classified documents.
Thousands of Federal Prisoners Aren't Getting Mandated Time Credits Because Prison Officials Won't Negotiate
COVID-19 has led to foot dragging in implementing some FIRST STEP Act reforms.
The government argues that the company is violating the ADA by charging wait fees to disabled customers who take longer to board vehicles.
The investigation of Trump aide Carter Page has exposed major problems with federal secret surveillance warrants.
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A sharp departure from the Trump administration's approach
The Justice Department is investigating whether top brass were part of a cover-up.
Only Biden or Congress Can Prevent 4,000 Inmates From Being Forced Back Into Federal Prison Post-COVID
The CARES Act allowed home release of nonviolent inmates during the pandemic. But after it's over, many will have to go back unless their sentences are commuted.
Controversy highlights punishing responses to mundane mistakes during post-release monitoring of felons.
Nevertheless, it will at least temporarily stop the federal death penalty.
The lawsuit claims Georgia officials enacted restrictive provisions with the intent of curtailing the right to vote based on race.
The Biden Administration's Model 'Red Flag' Law Belies the Justice Department's Avowed Commitment to Due Process
The Justice Department's proposal encourages states to take away people's Second Amendment rights based on little more than bare allegations.
Biden's Justice Department has some problems with this.
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Biden Campaigned on Ending the Death Penalty. His Justice Department Wants To Execute the Boston Marathon Bomber Anyway.
A new brief asks the Supreme Court to reinstate Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence.
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Prosecutors like to use the law against people who clearly weren't engaged in hacking. The Court is trying to rein them in.
The federal charges against Chauvin and three other officers involved in George Floyd's death are more about making a statement than seeking justice.
President Joe Biden campaigned on ending the federal death penalty, but he’s been quiet about it since taking office.
Violent acts are already illegal, and new tools will inevitably be used against those who annoy the powerful.
The memo reverses a directive from former Attorney General Jeff Sessions that ordered federal prosecutors to throw the book at low-level drug offenders.
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Their letter to Congress warns about inevitable abuses against religious and racial minorities.
Trump Administration Puts 13th Prisoner to Death as Justice Sotomayor Blasts 'Breakneck Timetable of Executions'
The Department of Justice rushes to prevent mercy before a new administration can take over.
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The Biden administration has just delivered its first disappointment to criminal justice reform advocates.
Contrary to what the judge who blocked his extradition implied, the Espionage Act does not include an exception for "responsible" journalism.
Justice Department: “It is not enough to show that the officer made a mistake, acted negligently, acted by accident or mistake, or even exercised bad judgment.”
Justice Department Finds Rampant Sexual Assaults and Constitutional Violations in Country's Largest Women's Prison
The report confirms what news investigations and advocates have said for years: Lowell prison lets guards abuse women without consequence.
The Attorney General says "No" to the President on his way out the door, leaving Jeff Rosen in charge of DOJ.
If the lawsuit were to succeed, it would hurt the people it seeks to help.
An annual report on the death penalty shows its use declining everywhere except in the federal government.
Now do qualified immunity.
His Trump toadying was absolutely awful, but still not nearly as bad as his unremittingly harsh approach to justice and policing.
The suit follows a scathing 2019 report detailing unchecked violence and sexual assault against incarcerated people.
Bill Barr and Donald Trump spend the end of their terms executing prisoners.
Five who tested positive recently will participate in this week’s planned executions of Brandon Bernard and Alfred Bourgeois.
Protected financial access for politically targeted industries
Three more death row inmates have been scheduled to die.
The incoming administration opposes the death penalty, but the Justice Department has three more executions planned this year.
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It's an improvement over the status quo. But time will tell how frequently the feds try to suppress important footage.
The National Security Agency arranged for security systems to be secretly compromised. Then the Chinese government allegedly found its way in.