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In a speech on Tuesday to the American Law Institute, U.S. Attorney General William Barr criticized the ability of lower courts to impose nationwide injunctions against presidential decisions. What did he say? Barr spoke about the Trump administration’s attempt to undo the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which had granted protected status to
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The chairs of five House committees, all Democrats, are demanding that U.S. Attorney General William Barr cancel his press conference scheduled for Thursday on the Mueller report. The Democrats released a letter with a joint statement stating the reasons for their demand. “He should let the full report speak for itself,” the statement read. “The
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After years of complaints from Republicans and allies of the president, Attorney General William Barr revealed that the FBI is being investigated over FISA surveillance on the Trump campaign in 2016. “The Office of the Inspector General has a pending investigation of the FISA process in the Russian investigation, and I expect that that will
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Associated Press/U.S. Customs and Border Protection by Michelle Moons9 Mar 20180 9 Mar, 20189 Mar, 2018 Kent Terry, brother to slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to restore the justice system while lauding President Trump for his administration’s campaign promise kept to “open up the books” on his brother’s
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is streamlining courtroom reviews of migrants’ asylum pleas, so helping reduce the “catch-and-release” inflow of Central American migrants. The nation’s immigration courts are run by the AG, so Sessions has the legal authority to set precedents, procedures and rules for judges and for the Board of Immigration Appeals. On March 5, Sessions formally
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AP Photo/Patrick Semansky by Joel B. Pollak12 Feb 20180 12 Feb, 201812 Feb, 2018 Democrats and their left-wing allies blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday for making reference to the “Anglo-American” legal tradition, which they construed as racist. The problem: not only was the reference factually accurate, but it was the same reference that
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