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Leaked Memo Reveals Trump Administration's "Immoral" Plan to "Traumatize" Migrant Children

"It appears that they wanted to have it both ways—to separate children from their parents but deny them the full protections generally awarded to unaccompanied children."

Jessica Corbett ·

Judge Strikes Down Trump DOJ's "Attempt to Obliterate Asylum Protections" for Victims of Domestic and Gang Violence

"The court saw these policies for what they are: illegal, and incompatible with our values."

Jessica Corbett ·

William Barr Is Out of Step on Criminal Justice Reform

Trump's nominee for attorney general would continue Jeff Sessions's hardline approach, his record suggests

Tim Lau ·

Trump Nominates William Barr, a 'Fanatic Who Believes in Dictatorship of Executive Power,' for Attorney General

"William Barr has attacked the Mueller investigation and supported investigating Trump's political opponents. It's no wonder Trump nominated him to become the next attorney general."

Jake Johnson ·

Absent Senate's Consent, Maryland Argues Trump Appointment of Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Unlawful

The significant authority of attorney general "calls for the highest levels of integrity and personal judgment, prerequisites safeguarded by the Constitution's command that principal officers be subject to the oversight and check provided by Senate confirmation."

Jessica Corbett ·

When Obstruction of Justice Is Glaringly Obvious

"It's a safe bet that acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker—like Robert Bork before him—will be the cat's paw Trump will use to halt or impede Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe."

Ryan Cooper ·

With Final 'Evil' Act, Jeff Sessions 'Reminds Everyone Yet Again Why He's Been Worst Attorney General in Modern History'

"He was a racist when appointed, a racist while serving, and a racist to the very end."

Jessica Corbett ·

Displaying 'Resiliency of Democracy,' Hundreds of Protests in US Cities Small, Medium, and Large Rebuke Trump

"Go type in #ProtectMueller on Twitter and you will be heartened and inspired by the pictures and videos of protests across the country."

Jon Queally ·

'Constitutional Crisis Already Here': With Mueller at Risk and Free Press Attacked, Warnings Trump Era 'Entering Dangerous New Phase'

"There is really no other way to spin it: This is a cover-up and a Constitutional crisis."

Jake Johnson ·

'This Is Not a Drill': Demonstrations in Over 1,000 US Cities Against Trump's Assault on Democracy, Rule of Law

"Trump's attempt to be his own judge and jury is inconsistent with the rule of law and democracy."

Common Dreams staff ·

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