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Justice Department

September 19, 2020 5:29 am

William Barr’s Disastrous Misunderstanding of the Attorney General’s Role

In a speech on September 16 sponsored by the famously conservative Hillsdale College, William Barr offered a vigorous…
Austin Sarat
June 12, 2020 5:34 am

Where is the DOJ Civil Rights Division?

Policing the police is a core reason the Department of Justice exists in the first place. But Attorney General Barr continues to defend the questionable actions of federal law enforcement officers.
Benjamin Parker
June 5, 2020 5:30 am

Police and Systemic Racism: Suggestions for Reform

Steps that Congress, the courts, and the (next) president can take.
Kim Wehle
May 14, 2020 5:30 am

Michael Flynn Can’t Just Walk Away from His Guilty Pleas

Unless the disgraced former national security advisor is pardoned, that is. The judge overseeing Flynn’s case won’t just accept the DOJ’s request to drop the charges.
Kim Wehle
May 14, 2020 5:26 am

Was Bill Barr Allowed to Intervene in the Flynn Case?

By intervening in the prosecution of Michael Flynn, the attorney general may have violated conflict-of-interest regulations.
Chris Truax
May 9, 2020 5:30 am

Bill Barr Wants Us to Pretend Flynn’s Lies Don’t Matter

The short-tenured national security advisor admitted lying to the FBI. The attorney general's rationale for wanting the case dismissed is bogus.
Philip Rotner
May 7, 2020 8:37 pm

Flynn Dismissal: Bill Barr Thumbs His Nose at Justice

Mike Flynn admitted lying to investigators. But the attorney general puts Trump above truth.
Kim Wehle
March 9, 2020 5:27 am

Three Worrisome Constitutional Trends

Court-bashing, norm-skirting, bureaucrat-purging.
Shay Khatiri
February 24, 2020 5:25 am

Trump’s Instruments of Power and Intimidation

The president tosses out norms relating to justice and intelligence so he can help friends, punish perceived enemies, and protect his power.
Frederick Baron and Dennis Aftergut
February 19, 2020 5:45 am

Trump, Justice, and (What Used to Be) the American Way

The post-impeachment president’s pardon spree and his interference with the judiciary.
Kim Wehle