President Joe Biden campaigned on ending the federal death penalty, but he’s been quiet about it since taking office.
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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.
Privacy is a right, not a “high risk” and “possibly criminal” activity
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The $8.3 billion DOJ settlement is part of a crackdown that has perversely pushed drug users toward more dangerous substitutes.
Government claims Google uses its power to force users and advertisers on board. Google says that its popularity is not anticompetitive.
Lisa Montgomery killed a pregnant woman and took her baby in 2004. She is clearly mentally unwell. What does killing her accomplish?
Granting clemency to nonviolent offenders like Alice Marie Johnson would be low on the list of priorities for Yates and Biden.
A new DOJ proposal aims to bring the internet communications law in line with Trump's personal interpretation of it.
The Big Apple is practically a black hole of overpolicing and regulation.
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U.S. officials claim their espionage laws apply to the world, but constitutional protections do not.
A new modern record for putting inmates to death
Lezmond Mitchell is scheduled to die Wednesday, over the objections of the Navajo Nation to which he belongs and on whose land the murder took place.
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A quick scramble to end a man’s life, despite objections by attorneys and even the relatives of his victims
A court delay on Friday was lifted over the weekend, only to be reinstated Monday for different reasons.
Relatives of the victims say they shouldn’t have to risk infection to attend. A federal judge agreed.
The federal government hasn’t executed a prisoner since 2003. We may see three killed in July.
Majority 2–1 opinion says prosecutors, not judges, have the discretion to drop the case against the former Trump aide.
A new, terrible anti-encryption bill with a twist
They’re not likely to succeed, but the real goal is to seize any money he makes.
It was business as usual for federal prosecutors.