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ICE reopening cases against Dreamers

The letter this fall from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement turned Zoila Pelayo's life on end. Stunned, she read that the agency was filing to reopen a deportation case against her that had been closed nearly eight years ago.

Attorney General Barr defends FISA as Republican scrutiny grows

Attorney General William Barr called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act a "critical tool" and vowed to preserve it Wednesday after suggestions from Republican lawmakers that the court that approves the powerful surveillance technique may have to be shut down absent sweeping reform.

FISA court slams FBI in Carter Page surveillance warrant applications

The typically ultra-close-lipped Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court slammed the FBI for mistakes it made in the Carter Page surveillance warrants and ordered the agency to detail how it will improve its warrant applications in light of the errors, uncovered recently by the Justice Department's inspector general.

DOJ watchdog says no political bias in Russia probe

The Justice Department's internal watchdog sharpened his criticism of the FBI on Wednesday, telling lawmakers he was alarmed that "so many basic and fundamental errors" occurred in the early months of the FBI's probe into potential Trump-Russia collusion.

Takeaways from busy day in courts on impeachment inquiry

Two major court actions in Washington, DC, Monday evening added fuel to the fire for the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry and the ongoing fight over the White House's attempt to shield President Donald Trump's advisers and financial documents from going public.