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DOJ Files Amicus in Support of Texas Anti-Sanctuary City Law

The Department of Justice filed an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court” brief Friday defending Texas’s tough Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) in the lawsuit seeking to prevent the law, which seeks to rein in the state’s so called “sanctuary” cities, from taking effect.

DOJ Looks to Punish Looting, Other Post-Harvey Crime

The Department of Justice announced Thursday that, along with Texas state and local law enforcement officials, it is establishing a “working group” to combat criminals who saw the devastating Hurricane Harvey as an opportunity.

Former FBI director James Comey testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Fitton: Judicial Watch Pursues James Comey FBI Scandal

Former FBI Director James Comey sits in a firestorm of his own making. By his own admission, he created and then leaked memos to ensure that a special counsel would be appointed to investigate President Trump. It looks as if Comey broke government rules and laws as part of his machinations. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is unlikely to investigate his friend Comey, so it is up to Judicial Watch to do the work of the Justice Department, FBI, Congress, and the media.

DOJ Narrows Disrupt J20 Warrant, Asks Court to Enforce

The Department of Justice yielded to outcry from the public and civil liberties groups Tuesday and asked the District of Columbia Superior Court for a much narrower search warrant for the website “DisruptJ20.org” related to its investigation into the violent Antifa actions at President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Trump DOJ Urges Court to End Texas Voter ID Lawsuit

The Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a pleading Wednesday saying the judge should take no more action in the voter ID lawsuit against Texas because the State’s new law “eradicates any discriminatory effect or intent” of the prior law. Moreover, the new law is “constitutionally and legally valid.”

ATF Whistleblower: Obama’s DOJ Obstructed Justice in ‘Fast and Furious’ Investigation

A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agent tells “Full Measure’s” Sharyl Attkisson the Obama Administration obstructed justice in the investigation into the “Fast and Furious” gunrunning program and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder. The agent says the Department of Justice and the ATF tried to cover up any link between the gunrunning scandal and Brian Terry’s death.

Staffing-Up Continues at DOJ

Two important political appointees were named to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s team at the Department of Justice Monday.

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SCOTUS Throws Cold Water Early on Obama’s Partisan Gerrymandering Project

The U.S. Supreme Court made headlines Monday with its acceptance of a case that argues whether legislative maps can be ruled unconstitutional simply due to the partisan advantages that may be gained from their designs. Some election law experts contend the matter is a means to an end in transferring redistricting powers—commonly held in legislative branches—to commissions not directly answerable to the electorate.

DOJ: Drug Overdose Now Leading Cause of Death for Americans Under 50

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday morning. Rosenstein, along with acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, Chuck Rosenberg, and other prominent officials in law enforcement addressed the media at the DEA’s headquarters in Arlington, VA to discuss the ongoing response to the nation’s staggering opioid epidemic.

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