Department of Justice

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Oct 2, 2023

Man arrested in Peru to face charges over hoax bomb threats to US schools, synagogues, airports

A man was arrested in Peru after U.S. officials say he sent 150 bomb threats to U.S. school districts, synagogues, airports, hospitals and to a mall in Arizona and other states last month, according to Department of Justice officials.

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Aug 28, 2023

Feds ready to dismiss lawsuit against Arizona over border containers

The federal government is finally ready to drop its lawsuit against the state over the storage containers it contends were erected illegally last year on Forest Service land by Gov. Doug Ducey.

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Jul 19, 2023

Biden administration tells judge its new asylum rule is not reboot of Trump’s efforts

The Biden administration argued Wednesday that its new asylum rule is different from versions put forward under President Donald Trump in a court hearing before a judge who threw out Trump's attempts to limit asylum on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Jan 23, 2023

Three current and former GOP lawmakers want to avoid paying legal fees of Democrat

Three current and former Republican lawmakers are hoping to avoid paying the legal fees of a Democrat who a judge said was unfairly sued by them because she and others asked the FBI and Department of Justice to investigate their actions around the Jan. 6 riot.

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Dec 14, 2022

Biden administration asks judge to allow removal of containers at border

The Biden administration is asking a federal judge to let it remove the hundreds of double-stacked storage containers Gov. Doug Ducey has placed along the border and then bill the state for the costs.

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Dec 9, 2022

After midterms, GOP reconsidering antipathy to mail ballots

Republicans in Arizona and other parts of the country have handed Democrats an advantage in balloting due to former President Donald Trump's false claims about the risks of mail voting. Conservative conspiracy theorists urged GOP voters to wait until Election Day before casting their ballots and spun tales about how such a strategy would prevent Democrats from rigging voting machines to steal the [...]

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Dec 2, 2022

Ex-Border agent indicted in sex assault of an Arizona teen

A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent has been indicted in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a teenage girl in Arizona earlier this year, according to federal authorities.

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Nov 7, 2022

Feds will be watching polling in five Arizona counties

Federal officials will be watching polling Tuesday in five Arizona counties. But no one is saying how the Department of Justice selected those five -- or exactly what form that monitoring will take.

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Oct 4, 2022

Lawyers: Arizona GOP chair pleaded Fifth to Jan. 6 panel

Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward refused to answer questions during a deposition of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, an attorney for the panel revealed Tuesday during a court hearing in Phoenix.

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Sep 30, 2022

State wins major legal victory in fight over federal immigration policies

Arizona has won a significant legal victory in its battle over federal immigration policies.

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Sep 20, 2022

Hobbs tells judge there is merit to claims laws could interfere with people’s voting rights

The state's chief election officer is telling a federal judge there is merit to claims that two new laws could interfere with the rights of some people to register and vote.

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Aug 30, 2022

Finchem, Kern, Gosar ordered to pay legal fees of Democratic foe

Three Republican lawmakers must pay the legal fees of a Democratic foe after filing what a judge called a meritless lawsuit against her.