Barr taints justice for Trump

Attorney General William P. Barr’s “slavish obedience” to President Donald Trump, including attacking the validity of millions of absentee ballots now being cast in the 2020 general election, prompted a federal prosecutor, Phillip Halpern, to publicly resign on October 14. Halpern is…

Purdue pleads guilty, pays fines

Today, the Department of Justice announced a global resolution of its criminal and civil investigations into the opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma LP (Purdue), and a civil resolution of its civil investigation into individual shareholders from the Sackler family.  The resolutions…

Congress to stop ocean damages

House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today unveiled his Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act at a virtual press conference with Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), and a range of bill endorsers. This landmark legislation was introduced by more than a dozen members…

Google faces antitrust action

Today, the Department of Justice — along with eleven state Attorneys General — filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop Google from unlawfully maintaining monopolies through anticompetitive and exclusionary practices…

Playing politics with pandemic

When a contagious, deadly pandemic swept around the globe, people looking for guidance to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is leading the World Health Organization (WHO) as director-general, learned that one very real danger involves individuals who exploit the situation…

Attorney General is a disgrace

The Department of Justice, led by the attorney general, has a unique role in our government. The attorney general, as the nation’s top law enforcement official, is entrusted with ensuring that the department acts with impartiality and independence to uphold…