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U.S. carries out first execution in 17 years after overnight Supreme Court ruling

14 Jul 2020

The U.S. government carried out its first execution in 17 years on Tuesday, putting to death convicted murderer Daniel Lee over objections by his victims' relatives after the Supreme Court cleared the way with an overnight ruling. | Video

Trump's clemency for Roger Stone wipes away fine and supervised release

13 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's executive clemency to his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone not only commuted the veteran Republican operative's prison term but it also spared him a hefty fine and two years of supervised release.

'Witch Hunt': Trump commutes longtime adviser Roger Stone's prison sentence

12 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone, sparing him from prison after he was convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. | Video

Prosecutor whose star has risen under Trump named Brooklyn-based acting U.S. Attorney

11 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Friday named Seth DuCharme, a prosecutor who has risen rapidly in the Justice Department under the Trump administration, as acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

U.S. civil rights groups protest 'out-of-touch' Justice Department police commission

10 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON Prominent U.S. civil rights groups are refusing to appear before a Justice Department law enforcement commission set up to recommend ways to increase respect for police and reduce crime, calling it out of touch with public anger over policing.

Ousted U.S. prosecutor says Barr pressed him to resign

10 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, who was ousted last month as his office led a probe into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, told lawmakers on Thursday U.S. Attorney General William Barr had pressured him to resign. | Video

Jeffrey Epstein friend Ghislaine Maxwell arrested on sex abuse charges

03 Jul 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested on Thursday on U.S. charges of luring underage girls so that Epstein could sexually abuse them. | Video

Ousted U.S. prosecutor Berman to appear for closed-door congressional interview

03 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was ousted from his job last month amid an investigation by his office into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, will appear for a closed-door interview before congressional committee next week, a congressional aide said on Thursday.

Another top New York prosecutor leaves position, creates opening for Barr

03 Jul 2020

NEW YORK The U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, New York, is moving to high-ranking post at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, giving Attorney General William Barr a chance to put a fresh stamp on another of the nation's top prosecutors' offices.

Immigration judges challenge Justice Department over policy gagging them from public speech

01 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. immigration judges asked a federal court on Wednesday to strike down a new Justice Department policy barring them from speaking publicly about immigration law or even about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected detained immigrants.

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