Pandemic justice? US trials suspended as people refuse jury duty.

Hartford, Connecticut Jury duty notices have set Nicholas Philbrook’s home on edge with worries about him contracting the coronavirus and passing it onto his father-in-law, a cancer survivor with diabetes who is at higher risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19.Mr. Philbrook and his wife, Heather Schmidt, of Camarillo, California, have been trying to convince…Continue Reading

Justice Samuel Alito called out for highly “partisan” speech on COVID-19 rules and same-sex marriage

Conservative Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito prompted stark warnings from legal scholars about the politicization of the nation’s highest court after he aired a laundry list of conservative grievances during a Thursday speech before the Federalist Society. Alito, who was appointed to the bench by former George W. Bush, addressed the annual conference held by the Federalist…Continue Reading

Justice Samuel Alito Says COVID Has Severely Restricted Freedoms, We’re Ruled by Scientists

Justice Samuel Alito Pandemic’s Restricted Our Freedoms … We’re Being Ruled by Scientists 11/13/2020 8:21 AM PT The Federalist Society Justice Samuel Alito says it’s an “indisputable statement of fact” that the restrictions to our individual liberties have never been as severe or prolonged as they have been in 2020, thanks to “an elite group…Continue Reading

How to De-Trumpify the Justice Department

In late August, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division announced that it had issued requests to New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan concerning their handling of the coronavirus in nursing homes. The unspoken threat, it seemed, was that the department could file lawsuits against these states—all run by Democratic governors—related to nursing home deaths.…Continue Reading

Justice Department Charges 8 in Chinese Harassment Plot in U.S.

(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department has charged eight people with working on behalf of the Chinese government in a pressure campaign aimed at coercing a New Jersey man who was wanted by Beijing into returning to China to face charges, officials said Wednesday. The prosecution, which Justice Department officials said was the first of its…Continue Reading

How will Justice Amy Coney Barrett change the US economy?

Judge Amy Coney Barrett will ascend to the Supreme Court following a party-line vote days before the presidential election. What will her views on the thorniest questions of constitutional law mean for the US economy?Reading the judicial tea leaves is no easy task. Barrett’s confirmation hearings have been a parade of questions she has declined…Continue Reading

How The Justice Department Has Changed Under Trump’s Presidency

William Barr has served as attorney general under two very different presidents. What does his current service say about the effect Donald Trump has had on the Department of Justice? LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: One of Donald Trump’s first actions as president became known, if you’ll recall, as the Muslim ban, and it set the stage…Continue Reading

US Justice Department files antitrust lawsuit against Google

Lawsuit alleges Google used anticompetitive tactics to maintain and extend its monopolies in a number of interconnected digital markets, violating US federal antitrust law By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Reporter Published: 22 Oct 2020 10:55 The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of “unlawfully maintaining monopolies in…Continue Reading