Department of Justice

Letter to U.S. District Court Judges on Access to Capitol Attack Proceedings

January 25, 2021 Dear Director Duff and Judge Fleissig: The Jan. 6 attack on the U.S Capitol has left an indelible stain on American democracy. We cannot move forward as a nation until those responsible are held accountable. As you know, the U.S. Department of Justice has begun indicting many of the alleged perpetrators in [...]

2021-01-25T16:53:17-05:00January 25th, 2021|Department of Justice, Letter, National Security|

CommonDreams: Biden Attorney General Pick Merrick Garland Urged to Establish DOJ Task Force to Probe Trump Crimes

Biden Attorney General Pick Merrick Garland Urged to Establish DOJ Task Force to Probe Trump Crimes This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. As President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday confirmed reporting that he will nominate Judge Merrick Garland to lead the U.S. Department of Justice, a coalition of public interest groups urged the attorney general-designate [...]

2021-01-08T16:02:43-05:00January 8th, 2021|Department of Justice, In The News, Judicial Oversight|

Coalition Urges Biden’s Attorney General-Designate to Establish Justice Department Task Force to Investigate Trump and Associates’ Crimes

January 7, 2020 The Honorable Merrick Garland, Attorney General-Designate Chambers of the Honorable Merrick Garland E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse 333 Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001 Dear Judge Garland, We write to urge you to commit publicly to establishing within the Department of Justice, immediately upon your confirmation, an independent task force to investigate [...]

2021-01-07T16:09:58-05:00January 7th, 2021|Department of Justice, Letter|

Sputnik International: US DOJ Whistleblowers Urge For Investigation Into Canceled Diversity Programs

US DoJ Whistleblowers Urge For Investigation Into Canceled Diversity Programs This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. In a letter obtained by NPR, DoJ whistleblowers urge federal watchdogs and members of Congress to investigate what they say are illegal government directives that forced diversity and inclusion programs planned by the DoJ earlier [...]

The New York Times: 2 Cleveland Police Officers Avoid Federal Charges in Killing of Tamir Rice

2 Cleveland Police Officers Avoid Federal Charges in Killing of Tamir Rice This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Two Cleveland police officers will avoid federal criminal charges for their role in the killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black boy who had been carrying a pellet gun when [...]

2020-12-30T09:10:55-05:00December 30th, 2020|Department of Justice, In The News, Top Tier Outlet|

Coalition Letter to Members of Congress Urging Passage of the Protecting Our Democracy Act to Prevent Future Abuses of the Pardon Power

Coalition Letter to Members of Congress Urging Passage of the Protecting Our Democracy Act to Prevent Future Abuses of the Pardon Power Dear Member of Congress, We write to you as a cross-partisan coalition of thirteen organizations to urge passage of the Protecting Our Democracy Act (H.R. 8363, S.B. 4880) in order to prevent future [...]

2020-12-28T16:14:33-05:00December 28th, 2020|Department of Justice, Judicial Oversight, Letter|

NPR: DOJ Whistleblowers Call for Investigation Into Canceled Diversity Programs

DOJ Whistleblowers Call for Investigation Into Canceled Diversity Programs This article features Government Accountability Project and our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Justice Department whistleblowers are calling on federal watchdogs and members of Congress to investigate what they call illegal and abusive government directives that waste money and chill "diversity-related speech [...]

Open Letter to the Biden-Harris Administration: Treating Disinformation as an Intersectional Threat

Open Letter to the Biden-Harris Administration: Treating Disinformation as an Intersectional Threat December 21, 2020 Dear President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris, As a diverse coalition of leading advocacy organizations, we write to urge the Biden-Harris administration to treat disinformation as a fundamental and intersectional threat – one that stands as a barrier to progress [...]

2020-12-21T14:09:58-05:00December 21st, 2020|Coronavirus, Department of Justice, Letter|

News 5 Cleveland: A Cleveland police officer killed her son. Tamir Rice’s mother says she hasn’t received justice.

A Cleveland police officer killed her son. Tamir Rice’s mother says she hasn't received justice. This article features Government Accountability Project’s Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. CLEVELAND — With the statute of limitations expiring in early December for a federal crime that prosecutors had been considering, Tamir Rice's mother said she [...]

Cleveland Scene: NYT: DOJ Ends Civil Rights Investigation of Tamir Rice Killing After Years of Delays and Dysfunction

NYT: DOJ Ends Civil Rights Investigation of Tamir Rice Killing After Years of Delays and Dysfunction This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The New York Times late last week reported that a years-long effort by some in the Department of Justice to conduct a civil rights investigation into the killing of Tamir Rice by [...]

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