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New 'sanctuary' city policies

By Mary Jacoby | February 24, 2016 |

Attorney General Loretta Lynch won praise from Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), a vocal critic of her predecessor, Eric Holder.

Kelly Currie departs EDNY for Crowell & Moring

Currie served as acting U.S. Attorney following Loretta Lynch’s confirmation last year as Attorney General.

Lynch reveals new policies to thwart ’sanctuary’ cities

Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), who’d had a contentious relationship with former Attorney General Eric Holder, expressed “sincere gratitude” to the new AG for approach to local jurisdictions that don’t cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.

Adam Lurie Leaves Cadwalader for Linklaters

The former senior counsel to then-Criminal Division chief Lanny Breuer will head the British firm’s Washington, D.C.-based government investigations practice.

Banned from Russia? Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Shrugs

“This is the first I’ve heard of it,” the former Attorney General said, when told he and four other former Bush administration officials had been blacklisted by Russia in retaliation for the U.S.’s latest additions to the Magnitsky List.

Robert Zauzmer named acting pardon attorney

The long-time federal prosecutor from Philadelphia has been involved in sentencing reform.

Dana Boente Appointed to Attorney General’s Advisory Committee

U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia will fill the seat vacated by former U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin of the Southern District of West Virginia.

Former Utah U.S. Attorney Praises Oregon’s Top FBI Agent in Refuge Standoff

Brett Tolman shares a history with Oregon FBI Special Agent in Charge Gregory Bretzing: They worked together on a 2009 investigation of thefts of Indian artifacts from public lands that also sparked anger at the Bureau of Land Management.

Holder: ‘I was damn right’ about prosecuting KSM

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is still angry about the political uproar that derailed his attempt in 2009 to prosecute 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in civilian court.

Judge Tosses Conservative Provocateur James O’Keefe’s Libel Claim Against Main Justice

Main Justice accurately reported the outcome of the videographer-activist’s 2010 prosecution in Louisiana, meaning O’Keefe had no claim, a federal judge in New Jersey ruled.

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Lynch: Law prevents Gitmo transfers

President lacks statutory authority, AG tells lawmakers.

Clinton email prosecution?

Loretta Lynch non-committal in answer to lawmakers.

Public to Apple: Unlock the phone

Pew Research Center found support for the FBI’s terrorism investigation.

DOJ doesn’t always win

In its attempts to reform police and sheriffs’ departments.

Tax Division nominee in limbo

Cono Namorato was nominated more than a year ago.

Pardon effort failed

for the man who would later become Chelsea Clinton’s father-in-law, new records show.

San Francisco Police Probe

DOJ opens investigation after shooting death, racist texts.

Culberson to Lynch: No Sanctuary

Texas Republican vows to limit DOJ’s budget flexibility over immigration differences.

Pardon Attorney Resigns

Apparent tensions over the pace of clemency actions.

The Senate Democratic leader describes the Republicans' refusal to hold hearings on President Obama's eventual Supreme Court nominee "historically unbelievable and historically unprecedented."