de Blasio will consider options to override or negotiate COIB guidance of legal defense fund donation caps

de Blasio will consider options to override or negotiate COIB guidance of legal defense fund donation caps

Within hours of the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board undermining Mayor Bill de Blasio's plans for a big money legal defense fund, the mayor announced he would consider changing the law to override the ethics panel

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DOJ mum about which U.S. Attorney's Office is partnering with FBI on Russia-Trump investigation

DOJ mum about which U.S. Attorney's Office is partnering with FBI on Russia-Trump investigation

After FBI Director James Comey confirmed that there is an existing investigation into alleged Russia-Trump ties, the U.S. Department of Justice is mum about which U.S. Attorney's Office is partnering with the FBI on the investigation.

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Attorney General Sessions requests that U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Obama must tender resignations

Attorney General Sessions requests that U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Obama must tender resignations

U.S. Attorney Jefferson Sessions has asked that the 46 U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Barack Obama must tender their resignations. It is not yet known if such a demand applies to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

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Robert Capers faces replacement gossip amid word White House dictated orders on Muslim travel ban

Robert Capers faces replacement gossip amid word White House dictated orders on Muslim travel ban

One day after names of candidates were floated to potentially replace U.S. Attorney Robert Capers, a news report highlighted White House efforts to dictate legal strategy to U.S. Attorney Capers in the first contentious Court case involving President Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban.

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Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn may be called upon to defend Trump's Executive Order on Muslim travel ban

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn may be called upon to defend Trump's Executive Order on Muslim travel ban

If U.S. Reps. Nydia Velázquez (D-Brooklyn) and Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan) and others are unable to negotiate the release of individuals detained at JFK Airport under President Donald Trump's anti-immigration Executive Order, then resolution may need to be reached in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

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In waning weeks as Attorney General, Loretta Lynch asserts more control over Federal prosecutors in New York

In waning weeks as Attorney General, Loretta Lynch asserts more control over Federal prosecutors in New York

LETTER FROM NEW YORK : Under Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the U.S. Department of Justice asserts more control over the work of Federal prosecutors' offices in New York, including of the Eric Garner civil rights investigation.

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Hakeem Jeffries calls on the DOJ to expand its investigation of the NYPD

Hakeem Jeffries calls on the DOJ to expand its investigation of the NYPD

Despite uncertainty over the commitment of U.S. Attorneys Preet Bharara and Robert Capers to rigorous police reform, some elected officials and police reform activists are turning to Federal prosecutors with requests for independent reviews of the New York Police Department.

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An advocate for judicial independence, Bharara remains mum about Democrats' efforts to unseat independent judges

An advocate for judicial independence, Bharara remains mum about Democrats' efforts to unseat independent judges

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, a strong advocate for judicial independence, has remained mum as Democratic Party committees from Manhattan and Brooklyn have sought to unseat independent New York State Supreme Court justices.

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