Justice Dept. Restores Use of Consent Decrees for Police Abuses

Attorney General Merrick Garland rescinded a Trump administration policy curbing use of the decrees, which provide a way to force changes in police departments.

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Barr’s Decision on Voter Fraud Inflames Existing Tensions With Anticorruption Prosecutors

The department’s handling of President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine and a potential case against the former interior secretary exacerbated tensions with career prosecutors.

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Trump’s Overhaul of Immigration Is Worse Than You Think

This administration has attacked every aspect of the immigration system — and it won’t be easy to undo.

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‘We Need to Take Away Children,’ Jeff Sessions Said

Top department officials were “a driving force” behind President Trump’s child separation policy, a draft investigation report said.

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Trump Officials Reconsider Prosecuting ISIS ‘Beatles’ Without Death Penalty

American military officials in Iraq want two detainees taken off their hands and a British court has blocked sharing evidence for any death-penalty case. But other options are also getting a second look.

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Who Can Make Trump Miserable This Fall?

Goodbye, Jeff Sessions, hello … Heir Archy.

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Why Sessions’ Campaigning in Alabama Couldn’t Overcome Trump

He beat back tears. He said he let his family down. He declared of politics, “This chapter of my life is closed.” But he would not criticize his former boss, and even said President Trump could win in November.

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Primary Elections in Alabama, Texas and Maine: Live Updates

In today’s voting, Jeff Sessions is hoping to win back his old Senate seat in Alabama, and other key races are taking place in Texas and Maine.

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Senate Race Between Sessions, Tuberville Most Negative in the Country

Neither candidate has aired a positive ad since February in a campaign where both candidates are trying to appeal to the brand of politics popularized by President Trump.

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Biden vs. Trump 2020 Live Updates: Trump Talks Up Tuberville as Alabama Votes

Jeff Sessions hopes to win back his old Senate seat in Alabama, while primary and runoff elections are taking place in Texas and Maine. Joe Biden is releasing a new clean energy plan.

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Election Poll Updates in Alabama, Maine and Texas Primary and Runoffs

Jeff Sessions is fighting for his political life in an Alabama race that will signal the strength of President Trump’s hold on his base. And in Maine, the spotlight is on which Democrat will face Susan Collins.

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What Time Do Polls Close in Alabama, Maine and Texas?

Jeff Sessions is fighting for his political life in an Alabama race that will signal the strength of President Trump’s hold on his base. And in Maine, the spotlight is on which Democrat will face Susan Collins.

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Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville Close Out Alabama’s G.O.P. Senate Runoff

Mr. Sessions, the former attorney general and current Trump adversary, and Mr. Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach, will face voters on Tuesday.

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Sessions Faces Final Word by Alabama Voters After Years of Trump Scorn

Tuesday’s runoff election for Senate may finally settle Jeff Sessions’ yearslong standoff with President Trump, as Republicans referee between a native son and a president they admire.

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A Trump-Backed Senate Candidate’s Hedge Fund Disaster

Tommy Tuberville, the football coach and leading Republican vying to take on Senator Doug Jones in Alabama, had a tumultuous foray into finance.

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Bill Barr, Not Geoffrey Berman, Should Have Lost His Job This Weekend

The attorney general, Bill Barr, undermined the rule of law by forcing out Geoffrey Berman, the United States attorney in Manhattan.

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Rod Rosenstein, Key Figure in Russia Investigation, Is to Testify Today

A year after he stepped down as deputy attorney general, Republican senators have called Mr. Rosenstein to testify about his handling of the inquiry.

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A Justice Dept. Skeptical of Police Abuse Cases Vows to Investigate Floyd Death

Critics pointed to the president’s and the attorney general’s full-throated support for the police and the department’s inaction on systemic policing issues.

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Attorney General William Barr and the Rule of Law

The attorney general’s intervention in prosecutions of Mr. Trump’s allies is a new low.

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Alabama Senate Race: Jeff Sessions Fights to Reclaim Seat

The former attorney general is seeking to win back the Senate seat he held for two decades in a primary contest that has turned into a contest of loyalty to President Trump, who fired him.

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