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Justice Department creates section dedicated to denaturalization cases

Justice Department creates section dedicated to denaturalization cases

The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it’s dedicating a section of its workforce to review denaturalization cases — a move that’s likely to worry immigrant advocates who’ve expressed concern about the administration stripping citizenship from Americans. The latest move by the Justice Department is in line with broader administration efforts to investigate cases where individuals…MORE

Supreme Court dismisses DC sniper’s case

Supreme Court dismisses DC sniper’s case

The Supreme Court dismissed on Wednesday the pending case of Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted for his role in the serial sniper shooting spree that rocked Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia 17 years ago. Last fall, the court heard arguments in the case after a lower court ordered a new sentence for…MORE

White supremacist charged with swatting Cabinet official and journalists

White supremacist charged with swatting Cabinet official and journalists

A Texas man whom federal prosecutors say formerly served as a leader in a white supremacist group was arrested on Wednesday for harassing a member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, journalists and a university. John Cameron Denton, 26, of Montgomery, Texas, was arrested for allegedly making “swatting” calls targeting the individuals and the school, authorities…MORE

These 2 numbers make clear why nominating Bernie Sanders is a major risk

These 2 numbers make clear why nominating Bernie Sanders is a major risk

Two things are true right now in the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination fight. 1) Bernie Sanders is the race’s front-runner. 2) Nominating someone with Sanders’ profile would be a clear risk. The first point is not terribly controversial. Sanders won the popular vote in Iowa (although he was edged out by former South Bend, Indiana,…MORE

1 in 10 eligible voters in 2020 are immigrants. That’s a record high

1 in 10 eligible voters in 2020 are immigrants. That’s a record high

There’s little doubt that immigration will be an issue many voters are weighing as they head to the polls in November. But a new report highlights an interesting fact to think about as the 2020 presidential election looms: A record number of immigrants are eligible to vote. The report, released Wednesday by the Pew Research…MORE

Divisions in both parties threaten future of key surveillance law

Divisions in both parties threaten future of key surveillance law

Internal rifts in both political parties are threatening to derail an effort to renew a set of powerful surveillance tools prized by law enforcement ahead of their expiration next month. White House officials are aligning with GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio against Attorney General Bill Barr and Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, a South…MORE

Trump puts Pence in charge of US coronavirus response

Trump puts Pence in charge of US coronavirus response

President Donald Trump on Wednesday placed Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the US government response to the novel coronavirus, amid growing criticism of the White House’s handling of the outbreak. At a wide-ranging White House news conference, the President defended the White House’s response, stressing the administration’s ongoing efforts and resources devoted to…MORE