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"Merrick Garland, cannabis policy, and restorative justice"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new commentary from John Hudak over at Brookings FixGov blog.  I recommend the piece in full, and here are excerpts: Judge Garland recognized two realities about cannabis enforcement — one not new to AG nominees, the other quite new.  First, he noted that non-violent, low-level cannabis enforcement is not an effective use of federal law enforcement resources.  There are plenty of other crimes that the Justice Department should be focused on.  ...
Tags: Law, Biden, Justice Department, Calif, Barbara Lee, AG, Garland, Brookings, NORML, John Hudak, Earl Blumenauer, Douglas A Berman, Merrick Garland


Meet Smash Ventures, the low-flying outfit that has quietly funded Epic Games among others

When in 2018, Smash Ventures showed up as an investor in a $1.25 billion round for Epic Games — reportedly the largest ever investment in a video game company at the time — it was the first time many had heard of the investing outfit. When the brand showed up again last summer in an even bigger round for Epic —  last August, the games giant announced $1.78 billion in fresh funding at a post-money equity valuation of $17.3 billion — a diner near Epic’s Cary, North Carolina headquarters that sells...
Tags: TC, India, Disney, Tech, Epic, Venture Capital, Ufc, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Epic Games, Draftkings, Travis Scott, Garland, Richter, Mayer, Tim Sweeney


Potent call for new Attorney General to address how "mass detention creates mass incarceration"

Alison Siegler and Kate M. Harris have this notable new New York Times op-ed under the headline "How Did the ‘Worst of the Worst’ Become 3 Out of 4?: Merrick Garland can bring bail reform to the federal justice system."  Here is how the efective piece gets started and concludes: Few see Judge Merrick Garland, President Biden’s pick for attorney general, as a progressive who will reform the criminal legal system. But the Biden administration recently acknowledged that mass incarceration does not...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, New York Times, Biden, Garland, James Carr, Douglas A Berman, Judicial Conference, Merrick Garland, Alison Siegler, Kate M Harris


McConnell Will Back Garland For Attorney General, 5 Years After Blocking Supreme Court Hearings

The Senate minority leader said Garland had his support.
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McConnell to support Garland for attorney general

Several Republicans have already announced their support for Garland to lead the Justice Department.
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Garland 'hadn't thought' about whether illegal border crossings should remain a crime

Merrick Garland, President Biden’s pick to lead the Justice Department, said Monday he "hadn’t thought" about whether illegal entry at...
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Avlon: Why Garland's prosecution of OKC bomber matters today

CNN's John Avlon examines how Merrick Garland's prosecution of the Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has prepared him for the upcoming legal proceedings brought against the rioters who stormed the Capitol on January 6.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Oklahoma City, Capitol, OKC, Garland, John Avlon, Timothy McVeigh, Merrick Garland, AVLON


Senate to hold hearing into January Capitol attack by Trump supporters – live

Senate to hear witness testimony from law enforcement officersRuling on Trump tax records could be costly defeatUS coronavirus death toll passes 500,000Biden: ‘We must not become numb to the sorrow’Merrick Garland hearing will continue todaySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.25pm GMT At least 160 public Confederate symbols were taken down or moved from public spaces in 2020, according to a new count by the Southern Poverty Law Center, report the Associated Press.T...
Tags: Senate, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US Senate, Michigan, Associated Press, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Trump, Flint, Rick Snyder, Snyder, Genesee County, Southern Poverty Law Center, Garland


10 Things in Politics: Our database of Trump's top enablers

Al Drago/Getty; Brendan Smialowski/Getty; Yana Paskova/Getty; Tom Williams/Getty; Dominique Faget/Getty; Olivier Douliery; Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Exclusive: The 125 enablers who fueled Trump's rise.MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell s...
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10 Things in Politics: 125 of Trump's top enablers

Al Drago/Getty; Brendan Smialowski/Getty; Yana Paskova/Getty; Tom Williams/Getty; Dominique Faget/Getty; Olivier Douliery; Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Exclusive: The 125 enablers who fueled Trump's rise.MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Russia, US, West Virginia, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Nasa


Garland response to Cruz query about Cuomo investigation 'not good enough': Rep. Stefanik

Merrick Garland's response Monday to a question about a potential conflict of interest in any investigation of of New York Gov. Andrew...
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'We must resist becoming numb': Biden marks 500,000 Covid deaths with national address – live

President addresses grief: ‘I know what it’s like’US coronavirus death toll passes 500,000Merrick Garland emphasizes DOJ independence: ‘I am not the president’s lawyer’Biden to order flags be flown at half-staff for coronavirus victimsDominion Voting to sue MyPillow CEO for defamationSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.15pm GMT Candles at the White House to mark half a million dead from coronavirus Candles for the moment of silence. pic.twitter.com/lUGYahkzsR#LIVE...
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Garland Tiptoes Around GOP Land Mines

Judge Merrick Garland bobbed and weaved around several GOP gripes about the Justice Department under previous Democratic administrations during what has so far been a crisp confirmation hearing for the attorney general nominee. After the top Republican on the committee signaled that there would be bipartisan support for his confirmation, Garland — who was boxed out by Republicans for a Supreme Court seat during the Obama presidency — is on a glide path to becoming attorney general. So far,...
Tags: News, Obama, Russia, Gop, Justice Department, Durham, Garland, U S Court of Appeals for the D C Circuit, Merrick Garland, Kate Riga, Republicans for a Supreme Court


Garland vows to prosecute those who attacked the Capitol

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prosecute the "heinous" crimes committed in the attack on the US Capitol and to redouble the Justice Department's efforts to provide equal justice amid heated policy debates over race and the criminal justice system.
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Here are the biggest takeaways from the first day of Merrick Garland's confirmation hearings

Judge Merrick Garland testifies at his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Getty Judge Merrick Garland testified Monday at a confirmation hearing for his nomination as attorney general. He committed to staying apolitical and said the US faces a "dangerous" threat from domestic extremists. Garland also expressed opposition to the death penalty and said he couldn't "imagine anything worse" than Trump's child separation policy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US...
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6 takeaways from Garland's hearing

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, vowing to preserve the integrity of the Justice Department and to fully prosecute the "heinous" crimes committed during the attack on the US Capitol last month.
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Merrick Garland says 'we do not have equal justice' in the US because of systemic racism

Judge Merrick Garland and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. Caroline Brehman, Brandon Bell/Getty Images Merrick Garland emphatically stated Monday that the US does not have equal justice under the law. Sen. Cory Booker asked Garland if systemic racism influences outcomes in criminal justice. "Senator, there is no question to me that there is disparate treatment in our justice system." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Judge Merrick Garland acknowledged systemic racism as a rea...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Cbs News, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Cbs, Doj, Trump, Garland, Cory Booker, Barr


Merrick Garland says he's concerned about 'randomness' of death penalty and its 'disparate' impact on Black Americans

Demetrius Freeman/Getty Images Merrick Garland expressed concern about the death penalty during his Senate confirmation hearing. Merrick Garland in his confirmation hearing expressed serious concerns about the death penalty.  Garland on Monday cited the "disparate" impact of capital punishment on Black Americans.  Garland said it's "the most terrible thing" if someone is executed for a crime they didn't commit. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden's n...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Death Penalty, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Garland, Merrick Garland, John Haltiwanger, DPIC, Demetrius Freeman Getty Images Merrick Garland


Merrick Garland was asked why he wants the job. See his emotional response

• Live updates: Garland says DOJ's pardon attorney is supposed to prevent corrupt pardons • Garland vows to prosecute White supremacists and others who attacked Capitol
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Bash: Cruz looking for Fox News sound bite at Garland hearing

CNN's Dana Bash points out that Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) line of questioning to attorney general nominee Merrick Garland about the partisanship of the Justice Department noticeably didn't include the Trump administration and Cruz's own role in the discourse.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Fox News, Justice Department, Cruz, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz, Garland, Dana Bash, Merrick Garland


Politics live updates: Garland says deaths of Black Americans could spur investigations of police

Merrick Garland faces questions on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Hunter Biden and more during his Senate confirmation hearings for attorney general.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Merrick Garland asked why he wants the job. See his emotional response

• Live updates: Garland says DOJ's pardon attorney is supposed to prevent corrupt pardons • Garland vows to prosecute White supremacists and others who attacked Capitol
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WATCH: Merrick Garland choked up while discussing his family history and why he wants to be attorney general

Judge Merrick Garland testifies at his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Getty Judge Merrick Garland choked up while explaining his motivation for being a public servant. At his confirmation hearing for attorney general, Garland talked about how his family fled antisemitism. "The country took us in and protected us, and I feel an obligation to the country to pay back," he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US appeals court judge Merrick Garland on Monday...
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Garland gets emotional during Senate confirmation hearing

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland fought back tears on Monday during his confirmation hearing when he explained to senators on his panel why this role is important to him.
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Garland fought back tears as he described what the attorney general's role means to him

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland fought back tears on Monday during his confirmation hearing when he explained to senators on his panel why this role is important to him.
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AG nominee Garland vows Capitol riot will be top priority

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence and said his first focus would be on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as he sought to assure lawmakers that the Justice Department would remain politically independent on his watch. A federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court in 2016, Garland appeared ...
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Garland gives emotional response to why he wants to serve as AG

• Live updates: Garland says DOJ's pardon attorney is supposed to prevent corrupt pardons • Garland vows to prosecute White supremacists and others who attacked Capitol
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Garland supports releasing report on FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar case

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday that he supports releasing the results of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar/USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal. Garland also said if confirmed he would also consult with the Justice Department’s inspector general about the USA Gymnastics/Nassar investigation. Between August and October 2018, Office of Inspector General investigators and FBI agents from local f...
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