DOJ Closes Obama-Era Access to Justice Office - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 7, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice has shuttered the Office for Access to Justice, which began in 2010 with the goal of making legal aid accessible to all citizens, The New York Times reports. While Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot close the office without notifying Congress, he can effectively close it by reallocating its resources. The offices are now dark and no longer staffed. The DOJ has not commented on the move.