White House Expects Justice Crackdown On Legalized MarijuanaThe Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown on the drug.
New Voter ID Bill Prompts Texas To Ask Court For More TimeTexas wants a long-running voter ID lawsuit put on hold now that Republican lawmakers are proposing legislation that would comply with a federal court's ruling last year that found the existing law discriminatory.
New Executive Orders Make Law And Order A Key PriorityPresident Donald Trump issued a trio of executive orders Thursday aimed at reducing crime and drug trafficking, and protecting police officers.
States Cite 'Chaos' In President Trump's Refugee OrderIn briefs filed early Monday morning with the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Washington state and Minnesota said Mr. Trump's travel ban harmed residents, businesses and universities and was unconstitutional.
DOJ Moves To Appeal Judge's Ruling On President Trump's Immigration OrderThe Justice Department is asking a federal appeals court to set aside a judge's order that temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.
Voter ID Lawsuits Live On Despite Likely Trump Policy ShiftAttorneys challenging tough voter ID laws in Texas and North Carolina say they'll keep pressing their lawsuits without the support of President Donald Trump's Justice Department if necessary.
Watchdog To Investigate Justice Department, FBI Actions Before ElectionThe Justice Department inspector general says he will investigate the actions of the Justice Department and FBI in the months leading up to the 2016 election
Trump Justice Dept. Could Shift Drug Prosecution PoliciesAn Obama administration Justice Department that emphasized the need to be "smart on crime" is being replaced with a Trump presidency that campaigned on being "tough on crime."
Justice Department Top National Security Official To Leave PostThe Justice Department's top national security official is leaving his position next month, the department announced Tuesday. John Carlin will be leaving government on October 15.
Federal Immigration Court Backlog Tops 500,000 Pending CasesThe Justice Department's Executive Office for Immigration Review said Wednesday there are now 500,051 pending immigration cases in the agency's courts.
Justice Dept. Pushes Back Against Texas Judge's Immigration SanctionsThe Justice Department told Judge Hanen on Tuesday that there's insufficient evidence to show that the government withheld information or intentionally deceived the judge or the states.
Federal Attorneys' Conduct Criticized In Immigration CaseA federal judge in Texas who initially blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action has ordered that Justice Department attorneys attend an ethics course for misleading him about whether the administration had begun implementing one of the proposed measures.