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February 23, 2021
It Was Garland’s Hearing—but Women of Color Were on Trial
Merrick Garland finally got his confirmation hearing, but the GOP spent most of the time attacking the women of color nominated to join him at the Justice Department.
January 25, 2021
The Justice System Is Going Too Easy on the White Insurrectionists
The Biden administration will be judged by how seriously it prosecutes the white supremacists who tried to overturn the election.
November 18, 2020
Don’t Expect Jones Day to Stop Enabling Donald Trump
The law firm has been the president’s biggest legal booster—and beneficiary—from the start. It’s not going to stop now.
October 29, 2020
If You Can’t Speak English, Good Luck Voting in Trump’s America
The Department of Justice has left millions of voters who need language help without government protection.
September 17, 2020
Is Bill Barr Trump’s Most Dangerous Sidekick?
The attorney general has been chipping away at the rule of law for 18 months. Last night, he made another big claim to unfettered power.
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August 24, 2020
How Yale Became the Latest Target in the Plot to Kill Affirmative Action
In the coming days, the DOJ will borrow a page from the conservative playbook and likely sue Yale for violating the rights of white and Asian students.
June 30, 2020
The Shadow Court Cementing Trump’s Immigration Policy
The Board of Immigration Appeals, once an impartial appellate court, has become a new front in the Trump administration’s war against migrants.
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June 24, 2020
Bill Barr Gets Shredded: A Threat to ‘Our Rule Of Law and to Public Trust in It’
Two Justice Department lawyers and a former deputy attorney general detailed Barr’s corrupt meddling on behalf of Trump—while House Republicans embarrassed themselves.
May 14, 2020
There Is Only One Way to Prevent Mass Deaths in Prisons: Let Them Out
A lawsuit about conditions at Danbury prison shows why it is impossible to keep the incarcerated safe.
February 21, 2020
If Trump Pardons Roger Stone, Blame the Constitution
It gives the president sweeping pardon powers that he’s more than happy to use for partisan and personal ends.