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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

AP sources: Jeff Sessions to announce Alabama Senate bid

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce that he is entering the race for his old U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, two Republicans with direct knowledge of his plans said …

House panel authorizes subpoenas tied to Mueller report

The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas for 12 people mentioned in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report , including President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former Attorney …

UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

House Judiciary will vote on subpoenas for Kushner, Sessions

The House Judiciary Committee is moving to authorize subpoenas for several people tied to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, including President Donald Trump’s son in law, Jared Kushner, and former …

David Cole: Sessions leaves a dark mark on the Justice Department

Under almost any other circumstances, the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions would be a moment for dancing in the streets. Sessions oversaw a Justice Department that systematically undermined civil …

William P. Barr, Edwin Meese III and Michael B. Mukasey: Jeff Sessions can look back on a job well done

We are three former attorneys general who served in Republican administrations, but we share the view that Jeff Sessions, who resigned at President Donald Trump’s request on Wednesday, has been …

For Sessions, Trump’s constant attacks may define his legacy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has vigorously pushed President Donald Trump’s agenda at the Justice Department, and before that, spent 20 years championing conservative causes in the Senate.

Sessions: Judges costing taxpayers with immigration rulings

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told an audience of hundreds of judges and attorneys on Friday that “erroneous rulings” by federal judges have been costly to taxpayers, and he criticized …

Trump urges end to probe ‘right now,’ setting off new storm

President Donald Trump bluntly declared on Wednesday his attorney general should terminate “right now” the federal probe into the campaign that took him to the White House, a newly fervent …

Do Trump tweets cross legal line for obstruction of justice?

President Donald Trump’s tweet on Wednesday calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the Russia investigation raises difficult questions about whether Trump’s frequent use of Twitter might be used …

New directive takes aim at immigrants fleeing gang violence

The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio’s life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his …

Elizabeth Bruenig: Sessions and Sanders radically depart from the Christian religion

The greater the truth, the worse the lie; the corruption of the best is the worst of all. People mislead one another all the time about temporary and venial things, …

UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018

Idaho to receive two more assistant U.S. attorneys to help combat violent and opioid-related crimes

Two more federal prosecutors will soon begin taking cases in Idaho to help combat violent crime and the opioid epidemic in the state, in the wake of an announcement by …

Joe Harrington tapped to lead U.S. attorney’s office in Spokane for third time in a row

Joseph Harrington has led the federal prosecutor’s office in Spokane for more than a year, even though no president appointed him and no Senate committee has confirmed him.

UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018

WSU halts research into marijuana breath test in fear of Trump administration reversal on pot enforcement

Washington State University researchers are halting their development of a marijuana breathalyzer for fear of backlash from the federal government.

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018

Trump vows to protect marijuana industry, GOP senator says

President Donald Trump has promised to support legislation protecting the marijuana industry in states that have legalized the drug, a move that could lift a threat to the industry made …

Bruce J. Einhorn: The plan to intimidate immigration judges

It’s a principle that has been a hallmark of our legal culture: The president shouldn’t be able to tell judges what to do. No longer. The Trump administration is intent …

Sessions orders ‘zero tolerance’ policy for border crossers

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered a “zero tolerance” policy aimed at people entering the United States illegally for the first time on the Mexican border.

UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018

Marijuana dispute pits county against state of Oregon

Officials in an Oregon county who have tried to restrict commercial marijuana production sued the state in federal court, asserting state laws that made pot legal are pre-empted by federal …

Noah Feldman: Justice Department is headed down a dangerous path

Before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe for alleged dishonesty, McCabe led an investigation of Sessions for, well, dishonesty. This may or may not be proof …

UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018

Sessions: U.S. prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases

Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in …

Dana Milbank: Trump’s chaotic leadership drives people to the exits

Whom the gods would destroy, they first make toil for Donald Trump. Jeff Sessions had been a four-term U.S. senator, had served as the top Republican on important committees and …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Oregon officials struggle to ID which pot sites are legal

An Oregon sheriff and district attorney blasted efforts to regulate legalized marijuana, saying Tuesday the state is allowing black market operations to proliferate.

Sessions stirs anger with ‘Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement’ comment

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday praised the nation’s sheriffs – then referenced the “Anglo-American heritage” of law enforcement. “I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since …

Trump says he’s been ‘100 percent proper’ with Russia probe

President Donald Trump said Saturday that “everything I’ve done is 100 percent proper” regarding the special counsel’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and he insisted that …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018

Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions’ new policy

This week’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Justice would lift its hands-off approach to states that legalized marijuana shocked many in the industry who have been trying to go …

Medical marijuana seen at risk following move by Sessions

When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers, the vast majority of U.S. states that allow some form of medical marijuana were unexpectedly placed at risk …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018

Trump’s directive on recusal adds to obstruction questions

President Donald Trump’s effort to keep Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a vocal and loyal supporter of his election bid, in charge of an investigation into his campaign offers special counsel …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018

Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown

Whether to crack down on marijuana in states where it is legal is a decision that will now rest with those states’ top federal prosecutors.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018

Sessions takes aim at judges’ handling of immigration cases

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday launched a review of a little-known but widely used practice of immigration judges closing cases without decisions, potentially putting hundreds of thousands of people …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

Washington promises battle with Sessions over legal pot

Washington officials promise fight with federal government on any new policy that leads to crackdown on state’s legalized marijuana operations.