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DOJ on Contempt Vote: ‘No One … Will Force the Department of Justice to Break the Law’

The Department of Justice reacted defiantly to Democrats’ vote on the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to recommend that Attorney General William Barr be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to release the full and underrated report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into “Russian collusion” during the 2016 election.

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Feds Indict Sanctuary City Judge for Helping Illegal Alien Escape Arrest

The federal government is charging a Massachusetts judge and a courtroom officer with obstruction of justice after the pair allegedly helped a twice-deported illegal alien escape out the back door while an immigration enforcement officer was kept outside the front door.

Andrew Lelling, U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, speaks during a March news conference in Boston. On Thursday, Lelling announced obstruction-of-justice charges against Newton, Massachusetts, District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and a former court officer for allegedly helping a man in the country illegally evade immigration officials …

Court Halts Criminal Proceedings Against Planned Parenthood Video Journalists

The California Supreme Court granted an emergency stay on Friday in the criminal proceedings against Sandra Merritt, one of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) journalists who produced the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s alleged practice of harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies for profit. 

David Daleiden, right, one of the two anti-abortion activists indicted last week, leaves the courtroom with attorney's Peter Breen, left, and Terry Yates, center, after turning himself in to authorities Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Houston. Daleiden and Sandra Merritt are charged with tampering with a governmental record, a felony …

Supreme Court to Hear Cases on LGBT Issues in Workplaces

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that later this year the justices will hear arguments on whether federal law forbids discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, in the first major LGBT cases since Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.

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Trump May Appoint Immigration Czar

President Donald Trump may appoint an “immigration czar” to coordinate the government’s fractured authority over border security, asylum law, the labor supply, and visas, according to a report by the Associated Press. 

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DOJ Fines Virginia Firm for Hiring Foreigners over Qualified Americans

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is fining a Charlottesville, Virginia, firm hundreds of thousands of dollars for hiring foreign workers on H-1B visas instead of qualified Americans in its latest settlement, thanks to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Protecting U.S. Workers Initiative.

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Former U.S. Prosecutor: Trump-Russia Collusion ‘Made Up’

“That the FBI and the intelligence community and the Department of Justice began an investigation against four American citizens simply because they worked for the opposition political candidate, that being Donald Trump.”

An employee at a Moscow gift shop polishes traditional Russian wooden nesting dolls depicting Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images