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United States: DOJ Sharpens Its Cryptocurrency Enforcement Focus - Mayer Brown

Since its inception, cryptocurrency has been the subject of hot debate. Proponents of more widespread use and investment see tremendous potential for a decentralized but secure medium...
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A federal judge just set Steve Bannon's trial for July 2022 in the Capitol riot contempt case

Steve Bannon appeared in federal court Monday after being charged with criminal contempt of Congress.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images A federal judge set a trial date of July 2022 for former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Bannon faces two criminal contempt of Congress charges. He's one of several Trump allies who refused to comply with subpoenas from the Jan. 6 committee. A federal judge on Tuesday set a July 2022 trial date for former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, wh...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, White House, Trends, Washington Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Nichols, Capitol, Clark, House Select Committee


'An existential threat': Violent harassment over the 2020 election haunts election workers, but few perpetrators have been held accountable

Observers watch an official work as ballots are counted for Georgia's Senate runoff election at the Georgia World Congress Center on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in AtlantaBrynn Anderson/AP A new lawsuit shows the toll of disinformation and online harassment on election workers.  Two Georgia election workers are suing the right-wing website the Gateway Pundit for defamation. The lawsuit also highlights how few people have been held accountable for threatening election officials.  Ruby Freeman...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Fbi, Jesus, Nevada, Department Of Justice, Ruby, Donald Trump, Detroit, Doj, Vermont


Supreme Court: The hideous legal obstacles facing DOJ’s voting rights suit in Texas

The Biden administration makes a persuasive case that Texas violated the Voting Rights Act, but the Supreme Court hates the Voting Rights Act. #votingrightsact #doj #thebiden #supremecourt
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10 Things in Politics: Biden boycotts China's Olympics

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go — click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:US officials plan to boycott the Beijing Winter OlympicsAn important school-board group is unraveling after it sent a letter to Biden likening threats against school officials to 'domestic terrorism and hate crimes'New York is set to impose ...
Tags: Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, Senate, White House, China, Virginia, Russia, New York City, US, West Virginia, Trends


Trump ally Steve Bannon can be prosecuted in a single day, DOJ says

Prosecutors said Monday they expect their "case in chief" against Steve Bannon to last only a day.Win McNamee/Getty Images Federal prosecutors see the Steve Bannon case as "very straightforward" and want a trial date soon. DOJ thinks it will only take a day of testimony to present the contempt of Congress case. Bannon's defense team wants a more drawn-out pace for the criminal proceedings. Federal prosecutors expect to need just one day to make their case against former White House chief ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, White House, Trends, Washington Dc, House, Dc, Biden, District Of Columbia, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Select Committee, Capitol, Clark


DOJ closes Emmett Till investigation after reopening 1955 murder case for new evidence

Justice's action comes after the feds reopened the inquiry into the 1955 killing. The Black teen's murder energized the civil rights movement.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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An important school board group is unraveling after it sent a letter to Biden likening threats against school officials to ‘domestic terrorism and hate crimes’

Amy Jahr sings the Star Spangled Banner after a Loudoun County School Board meeting in Northern Virginia was halted because the crowd refused to quiet down.Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters The National School Boards Association compared threats to school leaders to "domestic terrorism." The message, and Attorney General Merrick Garland's swift response, backfired. Now state school board associations are distancing themselves from NSBA. The National School Boards Association wanted to help protec...
Tags: Florida, California, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Gop, Wyoming, Missouri, Idaho, House, Fox News, Louisiana, Biden, Donald Trump


DOJ sues Texas over redistricting, saying the new maps discriminate

The Justice Department is suing the state of Texas over its newly redistricted congressional and state legislature maps. #doj
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DOJ sues Texas, saying GOP-approved redistricting maps discriminate against Latinos and Blacks

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday challenging legislative maps adopted by Texas Republicans in recent weeks that it says fail to recognize growth in the Latino population and discriminate against Black voters.
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DOJ sues Texas, alleges 'manipulation' in new redistricting maps

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday challenging legislative maps adopted by Texas Republicans in recent weeks.
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DOJ closes Emmett Till case after failing to prove key witness lied

The Justice Department has officially closed its investigation into the infamous of killing Emmett Till for a second time, two sources familiar with the investigation said, leaving only more questions after a potentially significant claim from one of the last living witnesses led investigators on a fresh hunt for evidence.
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DOJ closes Emmett Till investigation after failing to prove key witness lied

The Justice Department has officially closed its investigation into the infamous of killing Emmett Till for a second time, two sources familiar with the investigation said, leaving only more questions after a potentially significant claim from one of the last living witnesses led investigators on a fresh hunt for evidence.
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Department of Justice Exploring Apple's Treatment of 'Roblox' Game in Antitrust Investigation

The United States Justice Department is investigating Apple for antitrust issues, and Roblox is an area of interest for prosecutors attempting to put together a case, reports The Information. Investigators are looking for situations where Apple is unevenly enforcing rules for app developers, and Roblox is an area of interest because of the way the app works. Roblox is an online gaming platform that allows its users to play and program games that can be played with others. Roblox users can cr...
Tags: Apple, Epic, Antitrust, Minecraft, Department Of Justice, App Store, Doj, Epic Games, Ninth Circuit, United States Justice Department, Roblox, Apple Arcade, Epic Games vs. Apple, Trystan Kosmynka, Kosmynka, App Store DOJ


Did Epstein’s Mother Get Former DOJ Lawyer Jeffery Clark Out Of Testifying To Jan. 6 Committee?

No, no, we're sure he's totally, really sick, no foolin'. The post Did Epstein’s Mother Get Former DOJ Lawyer Jeffery Clark Out Of Testifying To Jan. 6 Committee? appeared first on Above the Law.
Tags: Law, Government, Doj, Epstein, Jeffrey Clark, January 6, Jeffery Clark, Capitol Riot


Working through challenges facing CARES home confinement cohort

Charles Burnham and Jonathan Knowles have this new Law360 piece, headlined "Addressing Prison Risk After CARES Act Home Confinement," that talks through the possibilities (and challenges) for individuals placed on home confinement pursuant the CARES Act facing a potential future return to prison. Here are excerpts: First, people with criminal convictions should remember that they retain political influence, even if many of them are unable to vote. Congress could resolve the issue by enacting la...
Tags: Law, Congress, New Jersey, Biden, Doj, Booker, Ortiz, APA, Durbin, Charles Burnham, OLC, Douglas A Berman, Goodchild, Jonathan Knowles, Prez Biden, Biden Justice Department Notably


Justice Department files lawsuit accusing Texas redistricting plan of violating the Voting Rights Act

A voter casts their ballot in Houston, Texas, in June 2020.Associated Press The DOJ filed a voting rights lawsuit seeking to block Texas' new congressional district maps.  The suit argues that the GOP-drawn maps dilute the power of Black and Latino voters.  The complaint says Republicans "surgically excised" Latino voters from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  The Department of Justice on Monday sued Texas over its redistricting plan, alleging that the new maps dilute the power of Black and La...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, Trends, Gop, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Black, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Houston Texas, Dallas Fort Worth, Gupta, Garland


DOJ sues Texas over Republican-approved redistricting maps

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday challenging legislative maps adopted by Texas Republicans in recent weeks.
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DOJ Sues Texas Over Heavily Gerrymandered Redistricting Plan

Texas lawmakers “refused to recognize the state’s growing minority electorate" in drawing the state's new district maps, the DOJ said.
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DOJ sues Texas in voting rights lawsuit, alleging discrimination against Black and Latino voters

Attorney General Merrick Garland said the state's redistricting maps dilute the voting strength of of Black and Latino residents.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Texas, News, Usa Today, Doj, Merrick Garland


Mary Trump called Biden's attorney general an 'idiot' for not prosecuting Donald Trump over the Capitol riot

A composite image of Attorney General Merrick Garland and former President Donald Trump.Sean Rayford/Alex Wong/Getty Images Mary Trump blasted Merrick Garland for not indicting Donald Trump over the Capitol riot. Trump's niece called Biden's attorney general an "idiot" for not pursuing a case. Garland has previously been criticized for not sweeping Trump into the DOJ's Jan. 6 probe. Mary Trump suggested that Attorney General Merrick Garland was an "idiot" for not yet prosecuting h...
Tags: Politics, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, News UK, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Capitol, Garland, Merrick Garland


Fed up with racist slurs and bullying, some students are walking out

• A Utah school district ignored hundreds of racial harassment complaints against Black and Asian American students, DOJ says
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Jan. 6 Panel Postpones Deposition With Former DOJ Official

The House committee investigating the Jan_ 6 Capitol insurrection has postponed a deposition with a former Justice Department official Saturday until Dec_ 16 due to a “medical condition that precludes his participation.".
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Missouri GOP Governor Hid Data Showing Mask Mandates Work

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. La La La I Can’t Hear You, Science Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services conducted a study in November that showed that areas of the state with mask mandates had lower rates of COVID-19 infection and death than those without–but Gov. Mike Parson (R) never released the department’s findings to the public. It was Parson’s office that commissioned the study in the first place.Like many other Republican governors, P...
Tags: Amazon, New York, News, Supreme Court, White House, Gop, Missouri, Social Security, Biden, Doj, Young, Justice Department, Kennedy, Kamala Harris, Carroll, Trump


Jan. 6 Panel Postpones Deposition With Former DOJ Official

The House committee investigating the Jan_ 6 Capitol insurrection has postponed a deposition with a former Justice Department official Saturday until Dec_ 16 due to a “medical condition that precludes his participation.".
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DOJ Tries Again To Persuade A Court That Saying A Woman Is Too Ugly To Rape Is The President’s Actual Job

All it would have taken was a cheek swab to make this thing go away. Just sayin'. The post DOJ Tries Again To Persuade A Court That Saying A Woman Is Too Ugly To Rape Is The President’s Actual Job appeared first on Above the Law.
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Doj, Kaplan Hecker & Fink


Josh Duggar trial day 3: DOJ computer forensics expert gives a wealth of evidence putting Duggar at the scene

On Friday morning, the prosecution continued their examination of an expert witness from the U.S. Department of Justice as the Josh Duggar child pornography trial continued in Fayetteville. #prosecution #doj #joshduggar #fayetteville #childpornographytrial
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Appeals court grapples with DOJ effort to shield Trump from E. Jean Carroll suit

A federal appeals court on Friday grappled with the Justice Department's effort to intervene on behalf of former President Trump in a defamation lawsuit from the writer E. Jean Carroll, who... #appealscourt #ejeancarroll #trump #doj
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Georgia's chief election official Brad Raffensperger ignored a text from Mark Meadows about the 2020 election because his staff didn't know if it was real, report says

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue at Dalton Regional Airport, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Dalton, Ga.AP Photo/Evan Vucci Georgia's top election official ignored a December 2020 text from Mark Meadows, CNN reports. Staffers weren't sure if it was him because they were slammed with so many texts about the election.  A House Select Committee is probing Meadows' role in...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Georgia, Cnn, Italy, Fox News, Jordan, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Committee, Trump, State, Dalton GA, House Select Committee


The public could soon see an 'alternative' version of the Mueller report that's been kept under wraps, new court filing says

Attorney and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.Jeff Chiu/AP The DOJ may soon release an "alternative" version of the Mueller report, Politico first reported. Federal prosecutors told a judge that they're in the initial stages of reviewing the document for release. Mueller's deputy Andrew Weissmann first revealed the existence of the alternate report in his book last year. The Justice Department is in the process of reviewing an "alternative" version of the Mueller report that's b...
Tags: Politics, News, Russia, Trends, Fbi, Atlantic, New York Times, The Times, Foia, Doj, Justice Department, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann, Failla, Katherine Polk Failla