Latest Merrick Garland News

DOJ subpoenas Michigan elections department regarding Trump

Dec. 08, 2022 13:16 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson confirmed Thursday that her office has been served a subpoena in connection with special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation of former President Donald Trump. The subpoena, which Benson's office received on...

For Trump, tax fraud case just one of several legal problems

Dec. 06, 2022 19:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York jury convicted Donald Trump's company of tax fraud Tuesday, a verdict that could damage the Republican politically and adds to an already long list of legal headaches as he mounts another run for president. While Trump was not personally charged in the...

Garland: Justice Dept.'s civil rights work is key priority

Dec. 06, 2022 19:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The early work of the Justice Department’s civil rights division meant confronting white supremacists who were intimidating Black voters, and 65 years later, its work is just as urgent amid a surge of hate crimes in the U.S., Attorney General Merrick Garland said Tuesday. ...

DOJ subpoenas election officials in states Trump disputed

Dec. 06, 2022 17:40 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed local election officials in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and Pennsylvania, asking for communications with or involving former President Donald Trump, his 2020 campaign aides and a list of allies involved in his efforts to try to...

Biden's efforts to protect abortion access hit roadblocks

Dec. 06, 2022 12:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is still actively searching for ways to safeguard abortion access for millions of women, even as it bumps up against a complex web of strict new state laws enacted in the months after the Supreme Court stripped the constitutional right. ...

Trump faces peril in docs probe after decades of scrutiny

Dec. 05, 2022 11:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a businessman and president, Donald Trump faced a litany of lawsuits and criminal investigations yet emerged from the legal scrutiny time and again with his public and political standing largely intact. But he's perhaps never confronted a probe as perilous as...

Trump probe: Court halts Mar-a-Lago special master review

Dec. 01, 2022 19:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous federal appeals court on Thursday ended an independent review of documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Florida estate, removing a hurdle the Justice Department said had delayed its criminal investigation into the retention of top-secret government...

Judge OKs federal intervention in struggling water system

Nov. 30, 2022 18:57 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has won a federal judge's approval to carry out a rare intervention to improve the precarious water system in Mississippi’s capital city, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday, months after the system's partial failure. ...

Sedition trial win bolsters Justice Dept. in Jan. 6 probe

Nov. 30, 2022 17:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The seditious conspiracy convictions of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and another leader in the far-right extremist group show that jurors are willing to hold accountable not just the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but those who schemed to subvert...

Oath Keepers' Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

Nov. 29, 2022 20:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn President Joe Biden’s election, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. A...