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Ex-Maryland Prosecutor Rod Rosenstein Strongly Influenced Trump’s Firing of FBI Director James Comey

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Rod Rosenstein, Maryland’s longtime federal prosecutor-turned-Jeff Sessions underling, played a major role in President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to can the head of the FBI on Tuesday.

Federal Judge Signs Off on Court-Ordered Reforms for Baltimore Police Department


It’s official: The Baltimore Police Department is now bound by court order to overhaul a broad range of its investigative practices and departmental policies.

Judge James Bredar of the U.S. District Court of Maryland today approved the 227-page agreement negotiated between city and federal attorneys this past fall and winter. In an official order, Bredar declined the U.S. Department of Justice’s request for additional time to review it, as requested on Thursday during a public hearing.

DOJ Again Asks for More Time to Review Baltimore Police Reforms, While NAACP Moves to Halt Further Delays


Baltimoreans convened yesterday at a federal courthouse downtown to make their voices heard about a pending consent decree to reform the Baltimore Police Department. Amid their testimony, attorneys from the Trump administration’s Department of Justice and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund moved in opposite directions to influence the fate of the binding agreement.

Judge Denies DOJ’s Impromptu Request to Delay Baltimore Police Consent Decree Hearing

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A public hearing about a consent decree that would require the Baltimore Police Department to undertake sweeping new reforms will go on as planned, a federal judge in Baltimore ruled on Wednesday.

Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department Requests Three More Months to Review Baltimore Police Consent Decree

Former Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., at a Trump campaign rally. Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons.

After months of negotiations, public input and fine-tuning by lawyers and a federal judge, the fate of a consent decree for the Baltimore Police Department now hangs in the balance due to a review called for by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Cummings Pushes AG Jeff Sessions to Resign for Lying to Senate About Contact with Russia


After another one of Donald Trump’s top appointees reportedly lied to the U.S. Senate under oath about his contact with Russia, Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings has joined other lawmakers in asking him to step down as the country’s top prosecutor.

Frosh Among Six Attorneys General Pushing Senate to Reject Jeff Sessions as AG

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Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has joined a coalition of top state prosecutors who are urging a U.S. Senate committee to reject Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next U.S. attorney general.