- July 28, 2020
Attorney General William Barr will testify before the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow for the first time. The Attorney General of the United States is, of course, not the president’s lawyer. The AG is supposed to be the attorney for the United States, protecting the rule of law. (The office of the president has its own lawyer—the White House Counsel—and the president has his own bevy of personal lawyers.)
- July 21, 2020The department’s limited public activity has been striking, particularly as several states have seen voters wait hours in line to vote and jurisdictions are rapidly limiting in-person voting options because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
- June 28, 2020
Jay Clayton is Trump's top pick to replace Berman as federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York. Clayton has never served a day as a prosecutor at a state or federal level. There’s an awful lot of folks in the Southern District of New York who would stand to benefit if it gets a Wall Street crony as its federal prosecutor.
- August 29, 2017Here's how the police can take your assets even if you haven't been convicted of a crime.