A Sheriff’s Bind: Cross the White House, or the Courts

By CAITLIN DICKERSON September 13, 2017 The Trump administration and the sheriff in Portland, Ore., agree on this much: The crimes were hideous and preventable. But they are fiercely blaming each other for allowing them to happen. The case has stirred up a...

Baltimore Officers Will Face No Federal Charges in Death of Freddie Gray

The Justice Department has closed its investigation into possible civil rights violations by six police officers in the 2015 death of Mr. Gray.

Ferguson Drops Charges Against Man Cited in Justice Dept. Report

After five years, the city reversed course in its case against Fred Watson, a black man charged while sitting in his parked car. Here’s why it matters.

Trump’s Choice for Top Civil Rights Job Defends Private-Sector Work

Eric S. Dreiband, the nominee to run the Justice Department’s civil rights division, defended Abercrombie & Fitch over its firing of a Muslim woman and fought the agency over transgender bathroom access.

Trump Chooses Sessions, Longtime Foe of DACA, to Announce Its Demise

The president has expressed conflicting emotions about those who were brought to the country as children, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed no such qualms.

How a Crackdown on Leaks Threatens Confidential Sources

It seems all but certain that the Justice Department will try to chip away at the guidelines that limit when federal prosecutors can serve subpoenas on the news media.