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  • Nieman Reports
  • WBUR
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Recent articles by Carrie:

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U.S. To Continue Executions Through Transition In Break With Precedent

The Justice Department typically does not put people to death while a new administration is waiting to take power, but Attorney General William Barr plans more executions before Inauguration Day. → Read More

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Merrick Garland Among Biden Candidates For Attorney General, Sources Say

The federal judge and erstwhile Supreme Court nominee — whose case was never taken up by Senate Republicans — could be asked by the new administration to take the reins of the Justice Department. → Read More

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Who Might Joe Biden Select To Lead The Justice Department?

Democrats have condemned what they call inappropriate closeness between the White House and Justice Department in the Trump era. That means picking an attorney general and other personnel is tricky. → Read More

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Andrew Weissmann, Ex-Mueller Deputy, On Pardons, Barr And Investigating Trump

A former prosecutor says the current administration's approach is "soul-crushing," and he proposes changes for how future presidents can be investigated while in office. → Read More

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Gun Control Groups Voice 'Grave Concerns' About Supreme Court Nominee's Record

The Supreme Court has largely ducked Second Amendment cases for years. But if the Senate confirms Trump's pick, Amy Coney Barrett, that could produce a big shift on gun regulations. → Read More

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Justice Scalia's Son Apologizes To His Parish For Not Wearing Mask At White House

The Rev. Paul Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court justice, attended the Rose Garden event on Sept. 26 when President Trump announced his high court nominee. He apologized for creating "anxiety." → Read More

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Flynn Attorney Says She Briefed Trump On Case Amid DOJ Intervention

An attorney for the former national security adviser said in court on Tuesday she's been keeping the president in the loop even as the government has sought to drop the charges. → Read More

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Trump Expected To Nominate Amy Coney Barrett To The Supreme Court

The conservative federal judge is just 48 years old and could affect social policy for generations to come if confirmed by the majority-Republican Senate. → Read More

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Feds, In Unusual Statement, Announce They're Investigating Discarded Ballots

Federal authorities working in Pennsylvania say they've been asked to look into the discovery of some mailed ballots described as thrown away, but many aspects of the story remain unclear. → Read More

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System Stacked Against Condemned Inmate, Other Black Defendants, Lawyers Say

Attorneys for a man scheduled for execution on Thursday say his case was never fair and advocates say the federal death penalty always has targeted a disproportionate number of Black men. → Read More

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Sources: Trump Considers Barrett, Lagoa, Rushing For Supreme Court Spot

Judges Amy Coney Barrett is considered to be the front-runner among the trio of federal appellate court judges. She was a finalist during the president's last high court selection. → Read More

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Trump's Supreme Court Pick Will Likely Be Introduced With Fanfare

The process is shrouded in secrecy, but the president's flair for the dramatic has introduced a sense of showmanship to the highly choreographed roll out. → Read More

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Trump's Supreme Court Pick Shrouded In Secrecy

The process is shrouded in secrecy, but the president's flair for the dramatic has introduced a sense of showmanship to the highly choreographed roll out. → Read More

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Judge Refers Prosecutors For Possible DOJ Investigation In Rebuke Over Botched Case

Judge Alison Nathan wrote she fears government lapses in an Iranian sanctions case may have revealed broader problems with how prosecutors disclose evidence to defendants. → Read More

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Grand Jury Issued Criminal Subpoenas In Connection With John Bolton Book

The move signals the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation surrounding the publication of The Room Where It Happened after an unsuccessful effort to block it from being published. → Read More

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Trump Talks Tough On Crime, But Federal Deployments Likely Won't Ease It

President Trump has sent federal agents to cities experiencing a spike in violence. But critics worry the White House is using crime and protests for political advantage in an election year. → Read More

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Former FBI Lawyer To Plead Guilty In Trump Campaign Probe

A former FBI lawyer is preparing to plead guilty to a false statement charge in an investigation into how the Obama administration looked into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. → Read More

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Ex-FBI Lawyer To Plead Guilty In Case Linked To Alleged Abuse Of Surveillance Power

A former bureau attorney is alleged to have doctored evidence to enable the surveillance of an ex-junior foreign policy aide to Donald Trump's presidential campaign. → Read More

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One Tough Question For DOJ If Biden Is Elected: Whether To Prosecute Trump

Experts said any decision about how a Biden Justice Department might handle a case against President Trump will pose huge legal and political challenges. → Read More

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Democrats Worry Attorney General Has An 'October Surprise' In The Making

Attorney General William Barr says he won't take any action to influence the presidential election, but looming in the background is a probe apparently focused on the Obama administration. → Read More