Department of Justice
The DOJ Is Finally Bridging the Gap Between Online Radicalization and Domestic Terrorism
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.
The Department of Justice Won't Release Data on Prison Deportations
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 Trump Administration's Plan to Reduce the Immigration Court Backlog Will Only Add to It
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 Government Has Not Revealed How Deportation Decisions Are Made
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.
President Trump's Expansion of Immigration Fraud Investigations Comes With Significant Risks
The government's litigation procedures carry a disturbingly high risk of mistakenly taking away citizenship from someone who committed neither crime nor fraud.
Why Trump Chose a Political Ally as His Next Attorney General
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.
What a Lack of Federal Oversight Means for Local Police Reform
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.
Jeff Sessions' Last Act: Preventing the DOJ From Investigating Discriminatory Police Departments
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.
Jeff Sessions Leaves the Trump Administration With a Tough Legacy on Crime and Immigration
Here's how Sessions, who resigned Wednesday at Trump's request, will be remembered.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke May Face a Criminal Investigation
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 Trump Administration Argues Against Abortion Rights for Minors in Immigrant Detention
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.
Immigration Court Judges Are Skeptical of Jeff Sessions' Backlog-Busting Plan
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.
To Combat 'Sanctuary Cities' the Department of Justice Has Opted for Shame and Blame
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.
Legal Filings Reveal That Immigrant Shelters Are Overmedicating Unaccompanied Minors
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.
Assessing the Implications of the Department of Justice's Indictment of 12 Russian Nationals
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?
The Trump Administration Dismisses Charges in J20 Inauguration Protests
Charges have been dropped against the remaining 38 protesters who were arrested during the J20 protests at President Donald Trump's inauguration.
The Trump Administration's Free Speech Fight With the University of Michigan Is About Identity, Not Expression
It seems the Department of Justice is, once again, setting its sights on free speech on college campuses.
Immigrant Rights Advocates Say Jeff Sessions Is 'Trivializing Domestic Violence'
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.
Immigrant Rights Groups File a Lawsuit Challenging the Census' Citizenship Question
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.
Jeff Sessions Wants to Reopen 350,000 Immigration Cases
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.
Immigration Judges Are Bewildered by the DOJ's Decision to Slash Legal Guidance for Detainees
Analysts say the decision breaks the Trump administration's promise to cut the immigration court backlog.