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August 14, 2018

By David Janovsky

As “Zero Tolerance” Cases Skyrocket, Other Prosecutions Slow



A lawyer buttons a briefcase; behind him, a US Customs and Border Patrol car idles in front of the barbed wire border wall. New data suggests that the Justice Department’s focus on misdemeanor prosecutions under “zero tolerance” has led to a dramatic decrease in prosecutions of serious crimes like drug trafficking and human smuggling.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Justice System

July 24, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: From Russia with Love



From Russia with love The Justice Department’s charging documents on Russian election interference read like a real-life spy novel.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 24, 2018

By Neil Gordon

27 and Counting: Another Background-Check “Dumper” Pleads Guilty



Cell phone laptop background check Last week, a former contractor pleaded guilty to falsifying federal security clearance investigations—the twenty-seventh such conviction in 10 years.

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

June 27, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: How Can I Contact My Daughter?



Paper Cuts collage of a person writing next to a polaroid of a child As the government tries to undo the damage from its zero tolerance policy, parents in custody wait and wonder how to contact their kids.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Justice System

June 22, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Frequently Asked Questions: Criminal Prosecutions on the Border



CBP detention 2 Zero-tolerance prosecutions on the southwest border are undermining key constitutional protections.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Justice System

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