House Democrats Turn Their Gaze to Bill Barr

House Democrats frustrated by the Senate’s acquittal of President Trump are pushing their oversight efforts to the Justice Department and what they call Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to politicize federal law enforcement.

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Trump Attacks on Justice Department Make Job ‘Impossible,’ Barr Says

Attorney General William Barr lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday, saying the president’s social media attacks on the Justice Department “make it impossible to do my job” and that “I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody.”

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Sexual Assault Prosecutions

A federal judge in Texas dismissed a class action brought by eight sexual assault victims against Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore and other county and City of Austin defendants. The women had claimed the defendants systematically refused to “appropriately investigate and prosecute sex crimes against women” based on biases about women. 

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Feisty Forum for Houston DA Candidates

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, the Houston-area’s chief prosecutor, has burnished her progressive bona fides with programs that have dropped marijuana arrests by 80%. But her Democratic primary election opponent says her resistance to bail reform is out of sync with a county moving away from mass incarceration.

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Impeachment Trial Analysis, Day 8: Question Time

As President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial unfolds, Courthouse News will be reaching out at the close of each day to prominent attorneys, scholars and other experts in the legal community for analysis on the historic proceedings. Joining us for the first day of the Q&A session is Jennifer Rodgers, a former federal prosecutor from the Southern District of New York.

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Government Apologizes to Epstein Victims But Defends Immunity for His Aides

In the 11th Circuit, government prosecutors at long last uttered the word “sorry” in open court to victims of Jeffrey Epstein’s underage sex ring, after years of refusing to apologize for keeping them in the dark about a deal that protected the wealthy money manager from federal charges.

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Texas Judge

A federal court in Texas ruled that exonerated former judge Suzanne Wooten has plausibly pleaded her conspiracy claim, which alleges that Collin County district attorney’s office defendants – at the request of the incumbent judge she beat in an election – acted in concert with a former assistant attorney general to investigate her.

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