Attorney General Merrick Garland

Federal Executions

Federal executions halted; Garland orders protocols reviewed

The Justice Department is halting federal executions after a historic use of capital punishment by the Trump administration, which carried out 13 executions in six months. Attorney General Merrick Garland made the announcement Thursday night, saying he was imposing a moratorium on federal executions while the Justice Department conducts a review of its policies and

Opinion

Opinion: Biden’s U.S. Attorneys Problem

The Biden administration is facing a growing crisis in the part of the executive branch with the greatest power to deprive Americans of their liberty: United States Attorneys. Several recent examples highlight a disturbing culture of misconduct by U.S. Attorneys that threatens to undermine the fairness of our judicial system. The Biden Justice Department must

U.S. Department of Justice

Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data

The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday, amid revelations the department under former President Donald Trump had secretly seized records from Democrats and members of the media. “Consistent with our commitment to the rule of law,” Garland said in a statement, “we

Elections

Justice Department will review restrictive GOP voting laws

The Justice Department will scrutinize a wave of new laws in Republican-controlled states that tighten voting rules, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Friday, vowing to take action on any violations of federal law. He announced plans to double staffing within the department’s civil rights division and said the department would send guidance to states about

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