Sadie Gurman, Wall Street Journal

Sadie Gurman

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Recent articles by Sadie:

Merrick Garland Defends School Board Memo From Republican Criticism

During a contentious first appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, Merrick Garland defended ordering the FBI to help local leaders address threats against educators and school board members. → Read More

Merrick Garland to Face Lawmakers’ Questions on Steve Bannon, Abortion, Voting Rights

The attorney general is making his first appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, where he is expected to address the Justice Department’s approach to abortion rights, the Jan. 6 probe and more. → Read More

Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake Won’t Face Civil-Rights Charges, DOJ Says

The shooting in August 2020 sparked weeks of violent unrest in the small city south of Milwaukee. → Read More

DEA Agents Arrest 800 in the U.S. in Crackdown on Illegal Sales of Drugs Laced With Fentanyl

Agents also seized 1.8 million fake pills that were manufactured in Mexico and sold online. → Read More

Washington Steps Up Security Ahead of Rally for Jan. 6 Capitol Rioters

Fencing was reinstalled on the Capitol grounds as police prepare for possible clashes and unrest involving former President Donald Trump’s supporters. → Read More

D.C. Rally to Support Jan. 6 Rioters Prompts Increased Capitol Police Security

Temporary fences are again surrounding the U.S. Capitol as Trump backers plan to rally Saturday in support of the hundreds of people charged in the Jan. 6 attack on the building. → Read More

Police Monitors to Come Under New Limits in U.S.

The Justice Department intends to cap the budgets and tenure of court-appointed teams overseeing local law-enforcement revisions. → Read More

Biden Administration Expected to File Suit Soon Challenging Texas Abortion Law

The Justice Department is expected to pursue an argument that the Texas law illegally interferes with federal interests. → Read More

Biden Administration Prepares to Sue Texas Over Abortion Law

A lawsuit challenging the state’s restrictions limiting the procedure to the first six weeks of pregnancy is set to be filed in coming days. → Read More

Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump, Others Over Jan. 6 Riot

The suit filed Thursday names as defendants former President Donald Trump, his associate Roger Stone and nearly two dozen members of right-wing extremist groups and organizations. → Read More

U.S. Capitol Police Clear Officer Who Shot Ashli Babbitt During Jan. 6 Riot

Internal probe concludes the officer acted lawfully, adhered to department policy in fatal shooting. → Read More

Capitol Police Investigate Bomb Threat Near Library of Congress

Police responded to the scene on Thursday. → Read More

Justice Department Opens Probe Into Phoenix Police Department

The civil-rights investigation, the third of its kind under the Biden administration, will examine whether the department’s officers engage in patterns of unconstitutional policing and routinely violate the rights of homeless people. → Read More

Trump Pressed Justice Department to Discredit 2020 Election, Official’s Notes Show

Notes of the phone call offer the latest glimpse into Mr. Trump’s unsuccessful efforts to get the Justice Department to investigate unsupported claims of voter fraud in the weeks before Joe Biden’s inauguration. → Read More

Justice Department Aims to Curb Gun Trafficking Into Large U.S. Cities

Federal officials will focus on curbing the flow of stolen or illegally purchased guns into New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and the San Francisco Bay Area, all places where police say a large portion of the guns used in crimes come from elsewhere. → Read More

Police Overhauls Help Fight Crime, Biden Administration Official Says

As cities across the U.S. see increases in crime, the Justice Department’s Vanita Gupta says federal overhauls of local police departments bolster the fight, countering criticism from some who say the national outcry over police conduct is already sapping morale. → Read More

Marijuana Medical Research Growers Receive U.S. Approval

The Drug Enforcement Administration licensed companies to cultivate cannabis for medical study, ending an effective freeze under the Trump administration. → Read More

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Officers in George Floyd Killing

A federal grand jury has indicted four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s death on charges that they violated his constitutional rights, according to indictments unsealed Friday. → Read More

Merrick Garland Highlights Domestic Terrorism, Civil Rights in Budget Request

The attorney general lays out a shift in the Justice Department’s priorities in an appearance before a House Appropriations subcommittee. → Read More

Three Men in Ahmaud Arbery Killing Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

Three white men have been indicted on federal hate crimes charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was fatally shot in February 2020 while out jogging in southeast Georgia, the Justice Department said. → Read More