The three-year decline in America’s prison population, a reversal of multiple decades of increase, saw a concurrent decrease in the number of Americans held for property, drug, and immigration offenses, and an increase in those incarcerated for violent offenses.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Justice Department has set up a team to investigate individuals and organizations providing support to Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Islamist group in Lebanon that the U.S. has branded a terrorist organization, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday.
Law enforcement and prosecutor organizations gave their support to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s Thursday decision to rescind Obama-era guidance which discouraged prosecutors from enforcing the federal laws against marijuana in states which had legalized the drug.
President Donald Trump unsuccessfully sought to stop Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign aided Russian meddling efforts in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report.
The Department of Justice announced Thursday the revocation of a 2013 Obama administration order that instructed U.S. Attorneys not to enforce the federal ban on marijuana in states that had legalized and regulated cannabis sales.
Top intelligence and law enforcement officials on Thursday requested that Congress reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, which permits the targeted collection of emails and other communications associated with foreign persons located outside the United States.
Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday’s special election in Alabama, a stunning upset making him the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat there since 1992.
A former employee of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is calling for an investigation after accusing managers of falsifying documents to impose fines on a payday lender.
A newly released email bolsters Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ claim that he only failed to disclose contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. on a form because an FBI agent told him that he did not have to do so.