President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would add nearly two dozen lawyers to the U.S. Department of Justice office that defends the administration’s policies and federal agencies.
The Justice Department’s budget request for fiscal year 2019 is seeking 22 additional attorneys for the Federal Programs Branch, a key litigating component of the DOJ’s Civil Division. The branch said it needs more lawyers to handle a greater caseload, especially in national security and Freedom of Information Act cases, according to the DOJ.
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