ㅤô¿ô …Lock her up !!
ㅤ”Sessions on Thursday rescinded the so-called Cole memorandum, which deprioritized federal marijuana laws and was seen as a move that allowed some states to legalize the drug.”
ㅤ”‘This return to the rule of law is also a return of trust and local control to federal prosecutors who know where and how to deploy Justice Department resources most effectively to reduce violent crime, stem the tide of the drug crisis, and dismantle criminal gangs,’ a statement from the department reads.”
ㅤ”The Justice Department on Thursday afternoon released a memo announcing that the so-called Cole memo — which ordered U.S. attorneys in states where marijuana has been legalized to deprioritize prosecution of marijuana-related cases — would be rescinded effective immediately.”
ㅤ”Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) is condemning President Trump’s comments that he has the ‘absolute right’ to do what he wants with the Department of Justice, calling the remarks ‘very scary.'”
ㅤô¿ô …On this occasion the President stated the truth. The truth is often frightening.
ㅤ”A closely divided Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump to shield documents relating to the cancellation of DACA, an Obama-era amnesty initiative that extended temporary legal status to foreign nationals who illegally entered the country as children.”
ㅤ”The Justice Department is moving to investigate Planned Parenthood over the organization’s fetal tissue practices, according to a letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
ㅤIn the letter obtained by The Hill, the department requests unredacted documents from the panel’s 2016 probe into Planned Parenthood over claims that the organization profited off the transfer of tissue and body parts from aborted fetuses to research firms.
ㅤSen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chairs the committee, referred Planned Parenthood to the FBI last December, saying at the time that his committee had uncovered enough evidence for the FBI to investigate the claims. The Hill reported last month that the FBI had asked the Senate for documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling that agents may be investigating the organization.”
ㅤ”‘Today we are facing the worst drug crisis in American history, with one American dying of a drug overdose every nine minutes,’ Sessions said at a press conference.
ㅤ’We need to use every lawful tool we have — and we will. This department will continue to take whatever steps we deem appropriate and effective toward our goal of turning the tide.’
ㅤThe $12 million in grant funding will assistant law enforcement in combating illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin and prescription opioids, Sessions said.'”
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ㅤ”‘The Department of Justice takes seriously any potential violation of an individual’s civil and constitutional rights,’ Justice spokesman Devin O’Malley told the Journal.
ㅤHarvard has said in the past that its admissions policies on race have lined up with legal precedent set over the past 40 years by the Supreme Court, which has allowed for race to be a factor in the admissions process.
ㅤHowever, the issue of affirmative action on college campuses has been a longstanding debate in courts across the U.S.
ㅤSchools that are in violation of Title VI can be cut off from federal funds.”
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ㅤ”The Justice Department is pleased that the District Court has once again found that conditioning our law enforcement grants on compliance with Section 1373 is lawful. The Department is now one step closer to distributing law enforcement funds to cooperating jurisdictions, as unnecessary litigation—like the motion properly denied today—has delayed that process,’ DOJ spokesman Devin O’Malley said in a statement.”
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ㅤ”U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber in the Northern District of Illinois ruled in favor of the City of Chicago in its request for a preliminary injunction, and the ruled applied nationwide temporarily. The case is now making its way through the courts.
ㅤThe Justice Department cited the specific laws, policies or practices in each letter that it said defy Section 1373. The statute prohibits local and state governments from enacting laws or policies that limit communication with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Customs and Border Protection about ‘information regarding the immigration or citizenship status.'”
ㅤô¿ô …Apparently Sessions is going to defy the Chicago hoodlums and their corrupt Democrat judge. Right on.
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