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November 19, 2018
Here's Why Jeff Sessions' Parting Shot Is Worse Than You Thought
Former attorney general’s directives make it easy to render federal action against abusive police departments ineffective.
Christy E. Lopez
November 7, 2018
The Immigration Crisis Jeff Sessions Leaves Behind
Assessing the ousted attorney general's legacy on President Trump's favorite issue.
October 25, 2018
How Jeff Sessions Is Undermining Trump’s Prison Reform Agenda
The president wants to send more prisoners to halfway houses. The Justice Department is doing exactly the opposite.
September 14, 2018
Zero Tolerance Lives On
And it’s sapping energy from other law enforcement missions
August 13, 2018
Why Tennessee Is Challenging the DOJ's Ethics
A clash over evidence that could help defendants has wider implications.
Is Domestic Violence Private?
It took 20 years for courts to say no. It took Jeff Sessions no time to say yes.
April 17, 2018
Sessions Punishes Everyone
Angry at Chicago, he cuts off police aid for all.
January 9, 2018
The DOJ Decision That Could Mean Thousands More Deportations
Sessions considers tying the hands of immigration judges.
September 20, 2017
When Backing the Blue Backfires
The DOJ’s most recent attempt to appear pro-cop actually hurts law enforcement.
September 5, 2017
What’s Next for DACA?
President Trump tries to deflect a potentially thunderous blowback.