Jeff Sessions

Dec 10, 2019

Asylum cases clog dockets, outstrip attorneys’ ability to help immigrants

Tensions were running high at Baltimore’s Immigration Court, with more than 30 people packed into Judge Zakia Mahasa’s courtroom, many facing the prospect of being deported. Most of those who stood before Mahasa appeared to be teenagers. Some came with parents or lawyers, but many, like Mandeep Singh, had no one by their side. “I […]

Nov 14, 2018

Justice legal opinion backs Whitaker’s naming as acting AG

The Justice Department on Wednesday released an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general.

Sep 24, 2018

Mueller probe includes Obama’s White House counsel

Welcome to Monday, the 50th anniversary of the premiere of “60 Minutes.” Here are some news items to get your week started. — Could Obama’s White House counsel become ensnared in Mueller investigation? — Accused Milwaukee killer faces trial on circumstantial evidence. — Attorney general’s directive on immigration judges irks rights groups. — Californ[...]

Sep 13, 2018

Md. sues federal government to enforce Affordable Care Act

Maryland has asked a federal judge to declare the Affordable Care Act constitutional and enforceable.

Jun 8, 2018

Justice Department takes aim at heart of health law

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions. The decision, announced in a filing in a federal […]

Mar 29, 2018

Tell Jeff Sessions domestic violence victims need asylum

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced he will reconsider whether women fleeing severe domestic violence can quality for asylum in the United States.

Feb 2, 2018

Sessions defends Rosenstein after Trump remark

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending his deputy in the face of criticism from the president.

Jan 22, 2018

Md.’s top US prosecutor will not target medical marijuana growers

Maryland’s top federal prosecutor said he has no plans to enforce federal anti-drug laws against medical marijuana growers and distributors in the state.

Dec 13, 2017

Baltimore waiting for reply from FBI in unsolved killing

Baltimore’s police commissioner is still awaiting a reply after asking federal authorities to take the lead in the unsolved killing of a city detective. Spokesmen for the FBI and Baltimore’s police force said Wednesday they have no information on any response to Police Commissioner Kevin Davis’ Dec. 1 request to FBI Director Chris Wray. Mayor […]

Dec 12, 2017

Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue

A botched suicide mission on the New York City subway system showed in the "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday.

Aug 15, 2017

Trump’s sanctuary city threat triggers confusion, changes

CHICAGO — From defiant lawsuits to reversing policies, U.S. cities and counties are zeroing in on their immigration rules to avoid losing millions in public safety dollars that the White House has threatened to withhold amid a high-stakes clash over sanctuary policies. President Donald Trump has made it a top priority to revoke federal dollars […]

Aug 4, 2017

Madaleno calls DOJ threat to Baltimore mean-spirited, despicable

Sen. Richard S. Madaleno, D-Montgomery County, called on first term Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to push back against Session's threat in the latest effort to tie Hogan and President Donald Trump together.

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