Latest U.S. Department of Justice News

Trump's lasting legacy grows as Supreme Court overturns Roe

Jun. 26, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden rarely mentions his predecessor by name. But as he spoke to a nation processing a seismic shift in the rights of women, he couldn't ignore Donald Trump's legacy. “It was three justices named by one president — Donald Trump — who were the...

Albuquerque mayor: Pandemic erased much of progress vs crime

Jun. 26, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said much of the progress made against crime was erased by the COVID-19 pandemic, but believes the city’s police department has made improvements. In his first State of the City address of his second term, Keller also...

Jan. 6: Pressure, unsung heroes and Trump's Watergate echoes

Jun. 24, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee launched under deep political skepticism: What more could be said about the deadly insurrection at the Capitol in 2021 that played out for all the world to see? Quite a lot, it turns out. The public hearings this month...

Charges dropped for Black man stunned by cop in traffic stop

Jun. 24, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Black DoorDash driver no longer faces charges in a traffic stop for speeding in which a police officer shot him with a stun gun, an exchange the man caught on video as he declined to leave his car and requested a police supervisor. A judge this week...

Garland: Justice Department to 'use every tool at our disposal to protect reproductive freedom' after high court ruling

Jun. 24, 2022 12:04 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Garland: Justice Department to 'use every tool at our disposal to protect reproductive freedom' after high court ruling.

Hearing: Trump told Justice Dept. to call election 'corrupt'

Jun. 23, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump hounded the Justice Department to pursue his false election fraud claims, striving in vain to enlist top law enforcement officials in his desperate bid to stay in power and relenting only when warned in the Oval Office of mass resignations, according to testimony...

Takeaways: Trump risked provoking 'constitutional crisis'

Jun. 23, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee used Thursday's hearing to show how Donald Trump tried to install a loyalist atop the Justice Department who would pursue his false claims of voter fraud and stop the certification of the 2020 election that Democrat Joe Biden won. It's...

Feds search Trump-era official's home, subpoena GOP leaders

Jun. 23, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents searched a former top Justice Department official's home and seized records from key Republicans in at least five states linked to Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, in what were clear signs that authorities are ramping up their investigation...

Alabama OKs $725M bond sale to build 2 supersize prisons

Jun. 23, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials approved a $725 million bond sale on Thursday to help finance construction of two supersize prisons, housing up to 4,000 inmates each, as part of a building plan that also relies on a portion of the state’s pandemic relief dollars. The...

AP source: Federal agents have searched Virginia home of Jeffrey Clark, a Trump-era Justice Department official

Jun. 23, 2022 14:08 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Federal agents have searched Virginia home of Jeffrey Clark, a Trump-era Justice Department official.