Analysis

Epstein Ruling Puts Pressure On Acosta, DOJ

Law360 (February 22, 2019, 9:09 PM EST) -- Pressure started to build against Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta after a Florida federal court ruled that he and other U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors violated victims’ rights in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case, with Democratic members of Congress calling for his ouster and for Epstein’s non-prosecution deal to be rescinded.

On Friday, 19 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter to President Donald Trump calling for Acosta’s firing. The labor secretary has taken an increasing amount of criticism for declining to bring what could have been an international underage sex trafficking case while he was a...

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