Tag: Department Of Justice

Trump to Reverse Obama-Era Guidelines on Considering Race in College Admissions

The Trump administration plans to toss an Obama-era guideline that encourages colleges and universities to consider race as a way of promoting diversity. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is reversing 2011 and 2016 legal guidelines set during the Obama administration to “avoid racial isolation” as administration officials contend the guidelines…

Justice Department Brings Back Private Prisons

An Obama-era directive to phase out federal prisons has been reversed by the new administration, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. “The memorandum changed long-standing policy and practice, and impaired the Bureau’s ability to meet the future needs of the federal correctional system,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote in a…

Trump, Sessions Allege 'Dangerous, Permanent' Spike in Crime

The same day that President Donald Trump signed three executive orders pertaining to crime reduction, Jeff Sessions kicked off his first day as U.S. attorney general by presenting the nation with some alternative facts. “We have a crime problem,” Sessions said. “I wish the rise we were seeing in crime…