William Barr: "We want to make sure our institutions don't become petri dishes."
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Advocates and Lawmakers Urge Trump Administration to Release Elderly Inmates Vulnerable to Coronavirus
"They were not sentenced to death, and they should be released immediately."
Congress should loudly and unanimously reject this insanity.
A Federal Judge Says William Barr's Spin on the Mueller Report Makes the Attorney General Untrustworthy
Were the Justice Department's redactions influenced by Barr's desire to exonerate the president?
The Feds' Bulk Collection of Our Data Records Has Been Expensive and Useless. But That Doesn't Mean It's Going to Stop.
A congressional battle erupts over how much to reform the soon-to-expire USA Freedom Act—if they reform it at all.
Federal judge confirms ruling that it doesn’t violate federal “crack house” law.
Criminal justice reformers say federal prosecutors torpedoed clemency petitions in worthy cases.
How the press learned to stop worrying and love censorship.
The president remains frankly puzzled by the distinction between can and should.
Barr's big complaint is that the president is so overt with the sleazy pressure.
Even Without Trump's Tweets, the Attorney General's Intervention on Roger Stone's Behalf Would Have Looked Bad
If Barr is so concerned about the appearance of integrity, why did he insert himself into a high-profile case involving a presidential pal?
Plus: navel-gazing student protesters, the new emblem of the culture war, and more...
A prison sentence of seven to nine years is excessive for nonviolent process crimes aimed at concealing legal behavior.
CIA Encryption Meddling and Chinese Espionage Allegations Make It Clear: We All Need Strong Data Protection
Somebody tell the FBI and Congress.
The former national security advisor accuses prosecutors of misconduct—and says his former defense lawyers had conflicts of interest.
DOJ Intervention Dramatically, Irrationally, and Unconstitutionally Increases the Penalty Faced by a Woman Accused of Slapping Jews
How can prosecuting a black woman for slapping Jews in 2020 be authorized by the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery in 1865?
The Justice Department Wades Into New York Bail Reform Fight With Federal Hate Crime Charges Over Slapping
Police and prosecutors want to maintain a system that punishes poor people before they’re ever convicted.
Videos and photos smuggled out by Mississippi inmates have shown gruesome violence and wretched living conditions.
New York Charged Grafton Thomas With Attempted Murder for Assaulting Jews With a Machete. Why Are the Feds Prosecuting Him for the Same Attack?
A crime in Monsey leads to a redundant prosecution that hinges on the defendant's anti-Semitism.
In the middle of a scandal over FISA surveillance, leaders want still more power to snoop on your secret stuff.
There are no supervised injection facilities openly operating in the United States. That might change soon.
The Inspector General Report Is a Huge Blow to the FBI's Credibility. Why Is It Being Treated Like Vindication?
The government's surveillance of Carter Page might not have been improperly motivated, but it was still seriously flawed.
Feds Sue California City Over Law That Mandated Evictions for Criminal Activity—Even When No One Was Arrested or Charged
A Department of Justice lawsuit argues Hesperia’s rental ordinance amounts to illegal racial discrimination.
The first death was scheduled for December.
The bureau has a long history of escaping accountability for intrusive and abusive action.
Even if they unseat a president opposed by many Americans, the FBI and the intelligence community are not the heroes you're looking for.
Plea deals aren’t about mercy these days. They’re about intimidating defendants into giving up the right to a trial.
The encryption limits that the Justice Department demands in the name of security would make all of us less secure.
Years after surveillance reforms, federal personnel can’t seem to comply with the Fourth Amendment.
A safe place meant to help prevent overdose deaths is not the same as a crackhouse.
Snowden didn’t subject his autobiography Permanent Record to pre-publication review by the federal government that’s also trying to throw him in prison.
Pittsburgh's U.S. Attorney Is Lying to Cops and Constituents About the Actual Risks of Fentanyl Exposure
Bad science and panics by those who want to escalate the opioid drug war.
Did You Download an App that Connects to Your Rifle Scope? If So, the Justice Department Wants to Know Who You Are.
Feds go fishing for private data in order to track down illegal exporters.
Plus: Harris and Buttigieg lose top-tier status, freelance writers face trouble in California, how credit cards created a surveillance state, and more...
Report: James Comey Broke FBI Rules by Leaking Trump Memos, but He Didn't Reveal Classified Info to the Press
Partisans, to your battle stations!
It’s the Trump administration vs. civil rights groups on federal protections from workplace discrimination.
Criminal justice reformers say the federal prison system is in desperate need of more oversight.
The most unusual thing about Jeffrey Epstein dying in a federal jail was how quickly the Justice Department sprang into action to investigate it.
After nearly three years of ghosting research cannabis applicants, the DEA has 30 days to explain its inaction.
In order to fight crime, Americans must...make their data more susceptible to hacking?
Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook are all in the federal government’s crosshairs.
We need to leave ourselves room for making good when we inevitably convict the wrong people.
After two decades of mercy, the Justice Department announces five men on federal death row will face lethal injections this winter.
Both Democrats and Republicans are cheerleading for government action against Facebook, Google, Amazon, and the rest, but Americans should be skeptical.
Many benefit from an increase in "good time" credits and from retroactive reductions in crack cocaine mandatory minimum sentences.
For the second year in a row, federal prosecutions for sex trafficking of children have dropped.
Wednesday marks five years since an officer’s deadly chokehold was captured on video.