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“No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man’s permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.” — T. Roosevelt On August 8, 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) executed a [...]

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The US Senate voted 70-30 on Wednesday to confirm Merrick Garland to be attorney general. Twenty Republicans joined all 50 Democrats in confirming the nomination. Garland was a federal prosecutor involved in the Oklahoma City Bombing investigation before being appointed to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit where he has [...]

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US Attorney General William Barr submitted his resignation letter on Monday to President Donald Trump. Trump posted the letter on Twitter shortly afterwards. In his letter, Barr praised Trump’s accomplishments. As Trump’s second attorney general, he launched a probe of the 2016 Russia investigation, deterred asylum seekers, and attempted to punish protesters and cities for unrest [...]

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Two US Department of Justice (DOJ) officials delivered indicting congressional testimony Wednesday, accusing political appointees of intervening in criminal and antitrust cases to serve the personal interests of President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr. Assistant US Attorney Aaron Zelinsky, who previously served as a prosecutor on the Russia investigation, testified to the House Judiciary Committee that [...]

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JURIST Guest Columnists James G. Hodge, Jr., Jennifer Piatt, Sarah Wetter, and Alexandra Hess of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University discuss the recent reversal of long-standing guidance from the Obama Administration on federal marijuana enforcement......

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