Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the 2021 White House Tribal Nations Summit
Today, the Office of Tribal Justice continues to be the vital center of the department’s contact with our Native partners. The committee will be co-chaired by the Office of the Deputy Attorney General and the Office of Tribal Justice. As directed by the President’s Executive Order, we will continue to assess how to better support Tribal law enforcement and victim services programs. Attorneys in districts with Tribal land meet with experts from the Office of Tribal Justice and the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys learn about significant Tribal justice issues in their jurisdictions and about best practices for consulting with local Tribal members.justice.gov
Biden introduces Merrick Garland as attorney general pick
Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland speaks during an event with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. If confirmed by the Senate, which is likely, Garland would take over as the U.S. attorney general at a critical moment for the country and the agency. His confirmation prospects as attorney general were all but ensured when Democrats scored control of the Senate majority by winning both Georgia Senate seats. Biden also introduced three others for senior Justice Department leadership posts on Thursday, including Obama administration homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco as deputy attorney general and former Justice Department civil rights chief Vanita Gupta as associate attorney general, the No. Garland was selected over other finalists including former Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.
Q&A: Adam McKay on the lessons of the 2000 recount
FILE - Director Adam McKay appears during a photo call for the film "Vice" at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany on Feb. 11, 2019. It’s also a lively film that resurrects 2000 not just via hanging chads but by following the cultural atmosphere. Alongside interviews with backroom players like Roger Stone, “SNL” sketches make frequent cameos — including some McKay wrote. McKAY: The movie we’re making right now is about a comet that’s going to hit Earth. McKAY: I think it’s the strangest thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.
On this day in Texas history: The fiery end of the standoff near Waco, Texas
WACO, Texas (AP) — Around 6 a.m. on April 19, 1993, FBI agents moved in to end a 51-day standoff with the Branch Davidian religious sect near Waco, Texas, ramming holes in the group’s compound with armored vehicles and spraying tear gas inside. About six hours later, smoke poured from the compound, which soon was consumed by a massive fire.