Tag: William Barr

Federal, Policy

DOJ unveils Trump administration’s legislation to reform tech’s legal liability shield

September 23, 2020


The Department of Justice proposed legislation Wednesday to reform a key legal liability shield for the tech industry known as Section 230. The draft legislation focuses on two areas of reform. First, it aims to narrow the criteria online platforms […]

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There’s a partisan schism over the timing of a Google antitrust lawsuit

September 4, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Attorney General William Barr is pressuring the career lawyers at the Department of Justice to complete work on a potential antitrust case against Google by the end of September, The New York Times reports. It’s the latest sign of a […]

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No one entered area Epstein was jailed the night he died, attorney general says

November 22, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Attorney General William Barr said he initially had his own suspicions about financier Jeffrey Epstein’s death while behind bars at one of the most secure jails in America but came to conclude that his suicide was the result of “a […]

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Why the Whistleblower Complaint Just Pushed William Barr Back Into the Political Fray

September 26, 2019

Via: Fortune

In offering Ukraine’s president the help of Attorney General William Barr in investigating political rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump is once again inserting the nation’s top law enforcement officer into a political fray. It’s a role Barr has embraced […]

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Attorney General William Barr orders first federal executions in nearly two decades

July 25, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

The federal government will resume executing death-row inmates after nearly two decades without doing so, the Department of Justice announced on Thursday. Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of five inmates convicted of […]