Tag: Department of Justice

The Dereliction of William Barr

Attorney General Bill Barr is keeping busy. He previously announced in May that he had appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to review the origins of the Russia investigation during the 2016 campaign. This week, multiple news outlets reported that Barr is putting the full weight of American diplomacy behind the probe. The […]

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The Department of Justice Is Still Investigating Emmett Till’s Murder…Kinda

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Six decades after a white woman’s murderous lie incited the white supremacist lynching that pushed the civil rights movement into second gear, Department of Justice officials told Congress they were still looking into it. On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that the Department of Justice updated Congress on the progress […]

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How Trump’s Justice Department Screwed James Comey

There’s a lot of delicious irony in the Justice Department inspector general’s report finding that former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI rules by retaining four memos documenting President Donald Trump’s efforts to obstruct the Russia investigation. In the report, the guy who made a career prosecuting people who leaked information for the public good […]

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The U.S. Isn’t Counting Prison Suicides Even Though the Law Requires It

Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide in a federal prison in lower Manhattan triggered an investigation and the reassignment of two corrections officers, as well as the head of the Federal Bureau of Prisons by Attorney General William Barr. But it also shined a light on a problem: the federal government has no idea how many prisoners take […]

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House Oversight Committee Launches Investigation Into Trump Decision to Bring Back Federal Death Penalty

Photo: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via Getty Images On Wednesday afternoon, the House Oversight and Reform committee launched an investigation into the Department of Justice’s recent decision to resume executions of inmates on federal death row. The decision, announced by Attorney General William Barr late last month, marked the end of a 16-year […]

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Bill Barr Is Making Some Changes at the Jail Where Epstein Died

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Attorney General Bill Barr is making some changes at the Manhattan jail where Jeffrey Epstein, the accused child sex trafficker, died in an apparent suicide after he was left alone in his cell. The Department of Justice, on orders from Barr, temporarily […]

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U.S. DOJ approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger, states maintain antitrust suit

After a long and winding process that ultimately required signoffs from two U.S. federal agencies and the divestment of key assets, T-Mobile’s $26 billion merger with rival Sprint has officially won approval from the Department of Justice, which had opposed the deal until now. The decision was announced this morning by the agency’s antitrust head Makan […]

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White Students Pose With Guns in Front of Bullet-Ridden Emmett Till Memorial, Department of Justice Launches Investigation

Screenshot: WATE 6 (YouTube) On what would’ve been the 78th birthday of Emmett Till came some disturbing news: three University of Mississippi students are being investigated by the Department of Justice after a picture surfaced of them posing with guns next to a memorial honoring Till’s death. ProPublica reports that the students, each of whom […]

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Trump Administration Reinstates Death Penalty, Schedules Five Executions

Photo: iStock Warning: This article does not use euphemisms to refer to the federal government’s killing policies. After more than a decade without an execution, the attorney general—who previously played the role of Peter Griffin on Family Guy—announced that the federal government will start killing people once again, ordering five men to the execution chamber […]

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We Are All Executioners Now

Fifty-four percent of Americans say they support capital punishment, but very few of them have any connection to it. Almost all death sentences come from just a smattering of counties in California, the Midwest, and the South. Twenty-six states that authorize the death penalty handed down no new sentences last year. Only a handful actually […]

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T-Mobile’s $5 billion asset sale will make Dish a weak 4th place carrier

It’s no secret that T-Mobile and Sprint have spent more than a year trying to win regulatory approval for their merger, or that they were willing to do practically anything officials asked in order to make it happen. FCC commissioners wanted guaranteed nationwide 5G coverage, including rural and underserved communities — they got it. Then […]

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Billion-dollar Lawsuit Accuses Ford of Falsifying Pickup Fuel Economy

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On 5th Anniversary of Eric Garner’s Death, Protesters Will Take to New York City’s Streets Once More

On the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner’s death, New Yorkers will once again return to the streets in protest—this time, at the forefront of their minds will be the Department of Justice’s recent decision not to pursue civil rights charges against the NYPD officer who placed Garner in a deadly chokehold. As NBC New York […]

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The War to Empower Rural White Voters Is Bigger Than Trump

One month before Donald Trump launched his presidential bid, the Supreme Court agreed to consider a bid by conservative legal activists to rejigger the boundaries of American electoral politics in their favor. The plaintiffs in the case, Evenwel v. Abbott, argued that Texas should not use total population numbers in determining how to redistrict the […]

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The Benefits of Whiteness: Paul Manafort Won’t Be Going to Rikers Island. He Can Thank the Department of Justice

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Paul Manafort is a criminal. Paul Manafort is also a rich white man. Paul Manafort was supposed to be sent to Rikers Island while awaiting trial on New York State charges because that’s what happens when someone commits crimes in New York. But, Paul Manafort is also Trump’s former campaign […]

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U.S. moving toward major antitrust probe of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

(Reuters) — The U.S. government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on Monday, setting up what could be an unprecedented, wide-ranging probe of some of the world’s largest companies. The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, which enforce antitrust laws […]

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The Radicalization of Fiona Scott Morton

If you attend enough conferences about antitrust policy, and I’ll impress you by saying that I have, you will inevitably hear two familiar words: “chilling” and “humble.” Any effort to prosecute antitrust cases, panelists say, creates a chilling effect on investment, preventing businesses from growing and thriving; and enforcers must be humble about how they […]

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