Latest U.S. Department of Justice News

New Orleans moves to end federal oversight of police

Aug. 16, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials asked a federal judge Tuesday to end court-supervised oversight of its police department under a pact negotiated with the U.S. Justice Department a decade ago, after deadly police shootings of civilians following Hurricane Katrina cast renewed scrutiny on...

Judge: Legislature can intervene a little in abortion case

Aug. 15, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says the Idaho Legislature can intervene in the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit targeting Idaho’s total abortion ban, but only to present evidence about emergency abortions performed in Medicaid-funded emergency rooms. In the written...

Feds oppose unsealing affidavit for Mar-a-Lago warrant

Aug. 15, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday rebuffed efforts to make public the affidavit supporting the search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s estate in Florida, saying the investigation “implicates highly classified material” and the document contains sensitive...

FBI seized top secret documents in Trump estate search

Aug. 12, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI recovered “top secret” and even more sensitive documents from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, according to court papers released Friday after a federal judge unsealed the warrant that authorized the sudden, unprecedented search this...

Justice Dept. weighs in on 2020 election robocall suit

Aug. 12, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has weighed in on a civil lawsuit against two conservative political operatives accused of using robocalls to dissuade Black voters from taking part in the 2020 election. The department said Friday that defense lawyers for the two men...

Southern Baptists say denomination faces DOJ investigation

Aug. 12, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention said Friday that several of the denomination's major entities are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice in the wake of its multiple problems related to clergy sex abuse. The SBC's Executive Committee...

Southern Baptist Convention says it is under investigation by Department of Justice

Aug. 12, 2022 17:38 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Southern Baptist Convention says it is under investigation by Department of Justice.

Timeline of events leading up to FBI search of Trump's home

Aug. 12, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate sent reverberations across the country, even before court papers were unsealed Friday showing agents recovered documents labeled “top secret” as they investigated potential violations of three laws,...

Justice Dept. says ex-President Donald Trump’s lawyers will not object to release of Mar-a-Lago search warrant

Aug. 12, 2022 15:16 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Dept. says ex-President Donald Trump’s lawyers will not object to release of Mar-a-Lago search warrant.

Garland asks court to unseal warrant for Mar-a-Lago search

Aug. 11, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is asking a federal court to unseal the warrant the FBI used to search the Mar-a-Lago estate of former President Donald Trump, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday, acknowledging extraordinary public interest in the case about classified records....