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With nearly a two decade hiatus since a federal execution, the increase in scheduled executions can be attributed to Attorney General William Barr’s directive to the FBI to resume executions of death-row inmates. [read post]
17 Oct 2020, 8:34 am by John Floyd
Not a single case of voter fraud could “the hounds of Barr” find. [read post]
16 Oct 2020, 3:00 am by Jim Sedor
Critics say Trump and Attorney General William Barr seem to be working in concert to undermine public confidence in the election result, and the newly issued guidance could aid in that effort – allowing prosecutors to publicize cases of suspected fraud they previously would have been barred from discussing. [read post]
15 Oct 2020, 9:05 pm by Max Masuda-Farkas
The University of Pennsylvania Center for Ethics and Rule of Law and the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington published a report finding that Attorney General William Barr violated U.S. [read post]
13 Oct 2020, 6:29 am by Kurt Wimmer and Chloe Goodwin
 According to Attorney General William Barr, DOJ’s proposal “recalibrates Section 230 immunity,” aiming to “incentivize online platforms to better address criminal content on their services and to be more transparent and accountable when removing lawful speech. [read post]
12 Oct 2020, 10:38 am by Alvaro Marañon
Signatories Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, United Kingdom Secretary of State for the Home Department William P. [read post]
12 Oct 2020, 10:36 am by Andrew Weissmann
The goal was not just to “sow social discord,” as Attorney General William Barr later claimed in his description of the special counsel report—it was to elect Trump. [read post]
11 Oct 2020, 1:01 am by rhapsodyinbooks
Toobin also laments that Trump gained further advantage when Mueller declined to subpoena Trump for a personal interview, and finally, when he opted not to characterize Trump’s guilt definitively in his summary, thus letting the new unabashedly sycophantic “Trump apologist” attorney general William Barr whitewash the report in Trump’s favor. [read post]
9 Oct 2020, 1:38 pm by Nienke Grossman
In essence, Trump’s Executive Order empowers Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in coordination with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Attorney General William Barr, to designate and freeze the assets of “foreign persons” who have engaged in International Criminal Court efforts to investigate, arrest, detain or prosecute US personnel without US consent, or personnel of US allies without their consent, or who have “materially assisted” such persons or… [read post]
8 Oct 2020, 9:00 pm by Austin Sarat
Austin Sarat is Associate Provost, Associate Dean of the Faculty and William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College. [read post]
7 Oct 2020, 9:04 am by Jacob Schulz
But Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to British Home Secretary Priti Patel in August to offer "assurance that, if the Kingdom grants our mutual legal assistance request, the United States will not seek the death penalty in any prosecutions" against the two men. [read post]
6 Oct 2020, 3:39 am by Immigration Prof
Here is the latest Ninth Circuit opinion (Judge William Fletcher, Marsha Berzon, and Milan Smith) on the Trump administration's... [read post]
4 Oct 2020, 7:02 pm by Howard Bashman
“Attorney General William Barr to self-quarantine ‘for now,’ spokesperson says”: Evan Perez and Veronica Stracqualursi of CNN have this report. [read post]
Former US Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys accused Attorney General William Barr of “weaponizing the DOJ in the service of [Donald] Trump’s personal interests” in an open letter Thursday. [read post]
2 Oct 2020, 7:27 am by Joe Mullin
  The bill also creates an advisory commission on Internet “best practices” that will be dominated by Attorney General William Barr and law enforcement agencies. [read post]
2 Oct 2020, 3:00 am by Jim Sedor
Sullivan emphasized his role is not to serve as a “rubber stamp” when it comes to reviewing Attorney General William Barr’s questionable request to toss the prosecution of the highest-ranking Trump adviser charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. [read post]
29 Sep 2020, 10:37 am by Neil Schoenherr
In this instance, the federal government appears to be targeting jurisdictions that, in Trump’s and (Attorney General William) Barr’s view, have inadequately cracked down on Black Lives Matter protests. [read post]