The Senate confirmed Merrick Garland on Wednesday to be the next U.S. attorney general with a strong bipartisan vote, placing the widely respected, veteran judge in the post as President Joe Biden has vowed to restore the Justice Department’s reputation for independence.
Immigration overload: Court backlog of 1.2 million cases sparks fears, frustration and calls for change
Immigration attorneys say the lengthening time between hearings and the growing delays are needlessly clogging the docket, causing backlogs to skyrocket and putting client due process at risk. Since fiscal year 2017, the number of pending cases nationwide has more than doubled from 629,051 to 1.26 million for fiscal year 2020.
Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara had a snickering response to news that his successor as top federal prosecutor was “stepping down” from the job. “Doesn’t sound like ‘stepping down,’” Bharara tweeted soon after the announcement was made Friday night that Geoffrey S. Berman was out.
U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says there’s no confusion about what his committee is doing: It’s an impeachment investigation, no matter how you want to phrase it.
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview aired Thursday that he worried that investigations into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice would be shut down after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he won’t vote to confirm judicial nominees unless GOP leaders hold a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired.
Matthew Whitaker’s future at the helm of the Justice Department appears uncertain as President Donald Trump denies even knowing the man he’s just named acting attorney general.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as the country’s chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation.
President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying, “I don’t have an attorney general.” In a Hill.TV interview released on Wednesday, Trump said that he’s “so sad over Jeff Sessions,” whom he has repeatedly denounced for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
Speaking to a group of nearly 600 Hoosier law enforcement officers at the 2018 Indiana Law Enforcement Conference on Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions touted Trump administration efforts that he said reduced violent crime in dozens of cities.
Increasingly convinced that the West Wing is wholly unprepared to handle the expected assault from Democrats if they win the House in November, President Donald Trump’s aides and allies are privately raising alarm as his circle of legal and communications advisers continues to shrink.
President Donald Trump escalated his long-running feud with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday, pressing him to investigate those who are probing his administration. The president’s tweets marked the second day of a highly public smackdown by Trump of his attorney general.
Although the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has cancelled an en banc hearing to reconsider a nationwide injunction that protected welcoming ordinances across the country, it left the door open for the U.S. Attorney General to file a new challenge to what the Trump administration terms sanctuary cities.
In negotiations over a possible interview by prosecutors, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has offered the White House format changes, perhaps willing to limit some questions asked of President Donald Trump or accept some answers in writing, according to a person briefed on the proposal.
With the U.S. Supreme Court upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the ACLU of Indiana said the fight to overturn the executive order that prohibits certain immigrants from entering the United States must now move from the courtroom to the grassroots.
As a 30-year-old Honduran woman seeking asylum with her two sons prepared for her credible fear interview scheduled for July 4, she thought that maybe, just maybe, being interviewed on Independence Day would mean her family would be free. Indianapolis immigration attorney Sarah Burrow hoped so too.
A judge in California on Tuesday ordered U.S. border authorities to reunite separated immigrant families within 30 days, setting a hard deadline in a process that has so far yielded uncertainty about when children might again see their parents.
Indiana Attorney Curtis Hill on Friday joined U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the Trump administration’s ongoing legal battle with California over immigration and so-called sanctuary cities and states.