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AG Merrick Garland orders US Marshals to bolster Supreme Court security

Attorney General Merrick Garland has ordered the U.S. Marshals to bolster security for the Supreme Court and its justices, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The Supreme Court and several conservative justices have faced heightened threats in the wake of a leaked majority opinion indicating the court will soon overturn Roe v. Wade. There have been near-constant protests outside the now fenced-off Supreme Court building, as well as sporadic demonstrations outside the homes of Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Amy Coney Barrett and Neil Gorsuch.
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AG Steve Marshall calls on Merrick Garland to enforce law prohibiting efforts to intimidate Supreme Court Justices

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is calling on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to enforce federal law against attempts to intimidate U.S. Supreme Court Justices by protesting outside the Justices’ homes. Marshall spearheaded a letter co-signed by 23 other state attorneys general demanding that Garland take action to protect...
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Jim Jordan slams Merrick Garland for allegedly targeting parents with 'counterterrorism' resources

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said the FBI is targeting parents who protested schools' COVID policies Wednesday on "Jesse Watters Primetime." JIM JORDAN: If you're a mom, you're a dad, you're a gun owner, you're a Republican and you're standing up for your kids, oh my goodness, look out, because here comes the FBI. And again, in a direct contradiction to what he told us under oath in the committee. Never forget this… remember how quickly this happened. Sept. 29, the School Board Association sends a letter to the Biden White House. Five days later, Oct. 4, Merrick Garland issues this memorandum that lays out, put this snitch line together, to go after parents. And then 16 days later, the FBI sends out the email that establishes this threat tag designation that was put on these parents. All that happened last fall in 22 days. When have you ever seen the federal government move that fast? So they move that fast because they were going after people… just like the Obama White House went after, and the Obama IRS went after, conservatives. Same dynamic here.
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Moguls get a "free pass": Prosecutions of corporate criminals hit record low under Merrick Garland

This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely. Despite the Biden administration's pledges to be tougher on corporate crime than its business-friendly predecessor, a new report published Monday shows that corporate prosecutions reached a record low in 2021, continuing a decline that accelerated under former President Donald Trump.
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Merrick Garland is underscoring that Joe Biden has not interfered with the DOJinvestigation into the president's son, Hunter.

Garland repeatedly emphasized that the U.S. Attorney in Delaware — a Trump appointee — is fully in charge. Hunter gatherers: Attorney General Merrick Garland insisted Tuesday that there has been no improper political influence over the Justice Department's investigation into President Joe Biden’s son Hunter's business dealings.
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Merrick Garland shoots down Republican senator’s questions on ‘racist’ police

Louisiana Senator John Kennedy was left frustrated on Tuesday by Attorney General Merrick Garland’s unwillingness to offer an opinion on what percentage of police officers he believes are “bad” or racist.Mr Garland, who was testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee regarding the Justice Department’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2023, appeared flummoxed by the Pelican State Republican’s inquiries, which called for him to render a judgement on the conduct of local police officers across the US.After Mr Kennedy asked him about “what percentage of cops in America” were what he described as “bad cops,” Mr Garland replied that the...
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