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Democrats Call For Attorney General Sessions To Resign

March 2, 2017

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March 2, 20175:08 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Democratic leaders want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after news reports that he met with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. twice last year. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending his meetings with a Russian diplomat The Washington Post reports Sessions met twice […]

Justice Department will again use private prisons

February 28, 2017

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By Matt Zapotosky February 23 The Justice Department will once again use private prisons to house federal inmates, reversing an Obama-era directive to stop using the facilities, which officials had then deemed less safe and less effective than those run by the government. In a one-paragraph memo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the previous directive […]

The DEA could resume sending medical marijuana patients and caregivers to prison at the end of this month — unless you act right now.

September 14, 2016

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The DEA could resume sending medical marijuana patients and caregivers to prison at the end of this month — unless you act right now. You probably already know that for the past two years our movement has succeeded in passing Congressional amendments preventing the Justice Department from interfering with state medical cannabis laws. But those […]

D.C. Circuit Questions Secrecy of DOJ Prosecution Manual

January 19, 2016

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By Michael A. Scarcella Published: Jan 15, 2016 Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/NLJ Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse following deliberations in his corruption trial. October 27, 2008. An ethics manual prepared by the U.S. Justice Department for prosecutors in the aftermath of the botched case against Sen. Ted Stevens should […]