Entity: Department of Justice

DACA Announcement Reflects Lack of Seriousness About the Law

September 7, 2017
On September 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) is “being rescinded” because it is “unconstitutional,” asserting that the policy has “enormous constitutional infirmities.” There may be an intense political debate about the policy merits of DACA, but the attorney general portrayed his decision not as a policy judgment but rather as a result compelled by law. What Sessions and the Department of Justice (DOJ) did not provide was a robust legal analysis supporting this contention.

DOJ Confirms Trump Lied in “Wiretap” Tweets

September 2, 2017
The Department of Justice confirmed in a court filing on Friday evening that neither the DOJ nor the FBI have any records supporting President Trump's tweeted assertion that Trump Tower was "wiretapped."

DOJ Motion for Summary Judgment – Wiretapping Lawsuit

September 1, 2017
Motion for summary judgment filed by the DOJ in American Oversight's FOIA lawsuit seeking records of wiretaps of Trump Tower. In the motion, DOJ confirms that no records exist to confirm President Trump's tweets alleging that he was "wiretapped" by former President Obama.

FOIA Request to DOJ Regarding Affirmative Action

August 30, 2017
Submitted August 30, 2017 - Calendar entries reflecting meetings between DOJ and the Department of Education regarding affirmative action.

FOIA Request to DOJ Regarding Affirmative Action

August 30, 2017
August 30, 2017 - Communications between DOJ and Eric Drieband or Jones Day regarding Affirmative Action

FOIA Request to DOJ Regarding Affirmative Action

August 30, 2017
August 30, 2017 - Decision memoranda, policies, or directives relating to admissions in postsecondary education.

FOIA Request to DOJ Regarding Affirmative Action in Higher Education

August 30, 2017
August 30, 2017 - Copy of any communications seeking lawyers interested in working on the issue of race in college admissions.