U.S. attorney general Merrick Garland issues new policy prohibiting seizure of media records

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland formalized a new policy on Monday that broadly prohibits prosecutors from subpoenaing reporters’ phone and email records, an abrupt shift after the Trump administration secretly seized records from several major news outlets in an effort to root out leaks. In addition to the new policy, Garland reiterated that the Justice… Read More U.S. attorney general Merrick Garland issues new policy prohibiting seizure of media records

U.S. Justice Department repeals anti-sanctuary policies of Trump-administration

The U.S. Justice Department has repealed a policy put in place during Donald Trump’s presidency that cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. In an internal memo, acting head of the Office of Justice Programs Maureen Henneberg said that prior grant recipients, including… Read More U.S. Justice Department repeals anti-sanctuary policies of Trump-administration