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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Jan 30, 2017 11:36PM) (new)

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This is the thread which discusses the Department of Justice in the United States.

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries.

The Department is headed by the United States Attorney General, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current brand new Acting Attorney General is Dana J. Boente.


Remainder of article:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...

"Justice is the fundamental law of society" -- Thomas Jefferson



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The Department of Justice Its History and Functions by James Stanislaus Easby-Smith by James Stanislaus Easby-Smith (no photo)


message 2: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Jan 30, 2017 11:03PM) (new)

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Attorney General Eric Holder, Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden and Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli discuss the mission and history of The Department of Justice

Link to video: https://youtu.be/Kh58TIJdTWA

Currently we do not have an Attorney General - since President Trump has not had his nominee confirmed by the Senate. Eric Holder was one of President Obama's Attorney Generals. He was followed by Loretta Lynch.

The attached shows all of the Attorney Generals of the United States.

Link: https://www.justice.gov/ag/historical...

Source: The Justice Department - Youtube


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Attorney General - video - Eric Holder was the Attorney General under President Obama prior to Loretta Lynch

Link: https://youtu.be/elTPi3ckA5s

Source: The Justice Department - Youtube


message 4: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Jan 30, 2017 11:02PM) (new)

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The Deputy Attorney General - David Ogden is featured

Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden explains the role of the Deputy within the Department of Justice and discusses the many and varied components that his office oversees.

Link: https://youtu.be/bvb882oeSKQ

Source: The Justice Department - Youtube


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The Associate Attorney General - Thomas Perrelli is featured

Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli talks about his work for The Department of Justice and the unique responsibilities of the Associate Attorney General.

Link: https://youtu.be/rLAmn1WOs-I

Source: The Justice Department - Youtube


message 6: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Jan 30, 2017 11:29PM) (new)

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This is the Acting Attorney General who was fired because she felt that the Executive Order on Immigration was not constitutional.

Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates

https://youtu.be/EGrHu0aj_xA

Source: NYU

Sally Yates Confirmation Hearing - Sessions is grilling her on confirmation hearing

Donald Trump just fired Sally Yates for refusing to pursue an illegal action. It appears Senator Jeff Sessions could peer into the future a few years ago at the confirmation hearing for Deputy Attorney General Sally Q Yates.

Link: https://youtu.be/Nfcl0w0vvXo

Who is Sally Yates?

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/30/politic...

Full Confirmation Hearing for Sally Yates:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?324983-...

Source: C-Span




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Replacement for Yates - New Acting Attorney General



Dana Boente: Who Is the New Acting Attorney General?

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/31/us...

Source: New York Times


message 8: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 12, 2018 08:59PM) (new)

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United States Attorney General - Stay Tuned - this could change

Jefferson Sessions - Republican



Jeff Sessions was sworn in as the 84th Attorney General of the United States on February 9, 2017 by Michael R. Pence. President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to nominate Mr. Sessions on November 18, 2016.

Prior to becoming Attorney General, Mr. Sessions served as a United States Senator for Alabama since 1996. As a United States Senator, he focused his energies on maintaining a strong military, upholding the rule of law, limiting the role of government, and providing tax relief to stimulate economic growth and to empower Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money.

Mr. Sessions was born in Selma, Alabama on December 24, 1946, and grew up in Hybart, the son of a country store owner. Growing up in the country, Sessions was instilled with certain core values – honesty, hard work, belief in God and parental respect – that define him today. In 1964, he became an Eagle Scout and thereafter received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. After attending school in nearby Camden, Sessions attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969. He received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama in 1973. Sessions served in the United States Army Reserve from 1973 to 1986, ultimately attaining the rank of Captain. He still considers that period to be one of the most rewarding chapters of his life.

Sessions’ interest in the law led to a distinguished legal career, first as a practicing attorney in Russellville, Alabama, and then in Mobile. Following a two-year stint as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama (1975-1977), Sessions was nominated by President Reagan in 1981 and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, a position he held for 12 years. Sessions was elected Alabama Attorney General in 1995, serving as the State’s chief legal officer until 1996, when he entered the United States Senate.

Sessions and his wife, Mary Blackshear Sessions, originally of Gadsden, Alabama, have three children, Mary Abigail Reinhardt, Ruth Sessions Walk, and Sam. They have seven granddaughters, Jane Ritchie, Alexa, Gracie, Sophia, Hannah, Joanna, and Phoebe, and three grandsons, Jim Beau, Lewis, and Nicholas


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Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court for a review of Trump administration’s 2020 census citizenship question

The Department of Justice said it will ask the Supreme Court of the United States to immediately review a proposed 2020 census question which would ask respondents whether or not they are a U.S. citizen, according to a legal filing. The question has already been struck down by a federal judge in New York.

Link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/2020-cen...

Source: CBS News


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