The choice to treat the El Paso, Texas, shooting as domestic terrorism opens up law enforcement's ability to investigate 8chan and the sites where extremism finds a home.
Each year, the federal government deports thousands of prisoners who enter the Institutional Hearing Program, but it won't reveal critical information about its operations.
The Department of Justice wants to allow appeals judges to uphold deportations without explaining their reasoning. But the last time that was the practice, the case docket doubled.
The Board of Immigration Appeals failed to respond to FOIAs about their process for issuing stays of removal. A new lawsuit seeks the information that was withheld.
The government's litigation procedures carry a disturbingly high risk of mistakenly taking away citizenship from someone who committed neither crime nor fraud.
Throughout American history, when presidents have appointed political cronies to be attorney general, they were looking for people only to help them pursue a policy agenda.
In his last act as attorney general, Jeff Sessions severely limited the Department of Justice's oversight of police departments in places like Elkhart, Indiana.
Before leaving office, Sessions signed an order to ensure that the Department of Justice disengaged from its role in investigating and reforming police departments that repeatedly violate citizens' civil rights.
Here's how Sessions, who resigned Wednesday at Trump's request, will be remembered.
With the mid-term elections looming, some have speculated that Zinke will be among the next spate of cabinet members to leave their posts.
The Department of Justice urged a federal appeals court to overturn a judge's order blocking officials from restricting abortion access for minors in immigrant detention.
A group of immigration judges is skeptical about the attorney general's promise to add more to their ranks—part of an apparent attempt to slash a growing backlog of cases.
In response to a lack of success in the legal sphere, the DOJ has sought out stories of immigrant crime in an attempt to influence sanctuary cities like Philadelphia.
Lawsuits agains the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services reveal a pattern of immigrant shelters prescribing powerful psychotropic drugs without receiving informed consent.
Despite President Vladimir Putin's promises to review the situation, no one expects that Russia will extradite the accused individuals, so why indict them at all?
Charges have been dropped against the remaining 38 protesters who were arrested during the J20 protests at President Donald Trump's inauguration.
It seems the Department of Justice is, once again, setting its sights on free speech on college campuses.
The attorney general's decision to bar domestic abuse survivors from obtaining asylum seems out of step with a country engaged in a burgeoning movement against assault, advocates say.
The suit's plaintiffs say the question could discourage certain ethnic minorities from completing the census due to fears that their responses could be used against them.
As of September of 2018, over 350,000 immigration cases had been closed and never re-opened, saving some immigrants from deportation and allowing judges to move through cases more quickly.
Analysts say the decision breaks the Trump administration's promise to cut the immigration court backlog.