Published on: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Department of Justice recently released the Justice Manual. The Justice Manual was previously known as the United States Attorneys’ Manual. It is the first overhaul of the Manual in more than 20 years. According to the Department of Justice, many provisions of the United States Attorneys’ Manual no longer reflected current law and Department practice. In the announcement of release, the Department indicated that some specific changes to the Manual included expanding the principles of federal prosecution to incorporate current charging and sentencing policies, and adding policies on religious liberty litigation, third-party settlement payments, and disclosure of foreign influence operations.

The new Justice Manual may be found here. Prior versions of the United States Attorneys’ Manual may be found here.