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WASHINGTON | Supreme Court stays out of dispute over Whitaker appointment

WASHINGTON—Jan 14, 2019— The Supreme Court is refusing to be drawn into a dispute over the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the acting U.S. attorney general. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal in a case dealing with gun rights that also included a challenge to President Donald Trump’s appointment of Whitaker to temporarily lead … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court stays out of dispute over Whitaker appointment

St. Louis News: James Clark of Better Family Life of the Eastern District of Missouri

James Clark to Receive Project Safe Neighborhood Award St. Louis, MO — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker announced today that 16 awards will be given during the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Conference, including one recipient in the Eastern District of Missouri, will receive a Project Safe Neighborhoods Award.  These awards recognize individuals and … Continue reading St. Louis News: James Clark of Better Family Life of the Eastern District of Missouri

Department of Justice News: Acting Attorney General Whitaker Statement on the 25th Anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

WASHINGTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Friday released the following statement: “Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), an important law protecting one of our most fundamental freedoms.  RFRA was approved by Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support, passing the House unanimously and approved 97 to 3 in the Senate, … Continue reading Department of Justice News: Acting Attorney General Whitaker Statement on the 25th Anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

WASHINGTON | Trump uses derisive nickname for Rep. Adam Schiff in tweet

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is name-calling Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for saying Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general is unconstitutional. Trump says Schiff shouldn’t complain that Whitaker wasn’t confirmed by the Senate because neither was special counsel Robert Mueller, who’s investigating 2016 election interference and possible ties between Moscow and Trump’s campaign. The Justice … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump uses derisive nickname for Rep. Adam Schiff in tweet

WASHINGTON News: Wisconsin Man, Chadwick Grubbs Pleads Guilty to Threatening Jewish Community Center

WASHINGTON – Chadwick Grubbs, who is currently in state custody on separate cases, pleaded guilty today to federal charges related to threatening letters he wrote on three separate dates in May to the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Whitefish Bay. Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division, … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Wisconsin Man, Chadwick Grubbs Pleads Guilty to Threatening Jewish Community Center

WASHINGTON | Court challenge to be filed over appointment of acting AG

WASHINGTON— Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general. A draft filing obtained by The Associated Press argues that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and normal procedure by naming Whitaker to the position in place of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (ROH’-zen-styn). Whitaker was appointed Nov. 7 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Court challenge to be filed over appointment of acting AG

WASHINGTON  | Acting AG Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump

WASHINGTON  — At week’s end, Matthew Whitaker’s future at the helm of the Justice Department appeared uncertain at best as President Donald Trump denied even knowing the man he had named acting attorney general just two days earlier. The Senate’s top Republican predicted a permanent replacement could be named soon for Whitaker, who is now … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Acting AG Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump