Prohibition on Settlement Payments to Non-Governmental Third Parties
This final rule amends the Department's regulations to set forth the principles of the Attorney General's Memorandum of June 5, 2017, prohibiting the inclusion of provisions in settlement agreements directing or providing for a payment or loan to a non-governmental person or entity that is not a party to the dispute, except in defined circumstances.
Manner of Federal Executions
The Department of Justice (``Department'' or ``DOJ'') is finalizing amendments to regulations to authorize implementation of a sentence in a Federal capital case in any manner consistent with Federal law and to make other amendments.
AG Order No. 4877-2020
This final rule authorizes the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division to perform the functions of the ``Designated Authority'' under executive agreements on access to data by foreign governments that either designate the Attorney General or the Department of Justice (the ``Department'') as such authority or authorize the Attorney General to specify a Designated Authority, and for which the Attorney General has designated the Criminal Division as such authority. It also authorizes the Assistant Attorney General to further delegate that authority to officials in the Criminal Division, including officials in the Office of International Affairs (``OIA'').
Designation of Criminal Division as “Designated Authority” Under an Agreement With the United Kingdom; AG Order No. 4876-2020
The Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Access to Electronic Data for the Purpose of Countering Serious Crime (the ``U.S.-U.K. CLOUD Agreement'' or ``Agreement'') defines ``Designated Authority'' for the United States as the government entity designated by the Attorney General and assigns certain responsibilities to the Designated Authority. This notice designates the Criminal Division as the Designated Authority for purposes of the Agreement.
Processes and Procedures for Issuance and Use of Guidance Documents
This rule sets forth the Department's processes and procedures governing the review, clearance, and issuance of guidance documents and codifies existing Department limitations on the use of Department guidance documents in criminal and civil enforcement actions brought by the Department.
Prohibition on the Issuance of Improper Guidance Documents Within the Justice Department
This rule codifies in the regulations of the Department of Justice (``Department'') the Memorandum for All Components from Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III titled, ``Prohibition on Improper Guidance Documents'' (Nov. 16, 2017), consistent with Executive Order 13891, ``Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents'' (Oct. 9, 2019).
Registration Requirements Under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act
The Department of Justice is proposing a rule that specifies the registration requirements under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (``SORNA''). The rule in part reflects express requirements of SORNA and in part reflects the exercise of authorities SORNA grants to the Attorney General to interpret and implement SORNA's requirements. SORNA's requirements have previously been delineated in guidelines issued by the Attorney General for implementation of SORNA's requirements by registration jurisdictions.
Manner of Federal Executions
The Department of Justice is proposing to amend regulations to authorize implementation of a sentence in a Federal capital case in any manner consistent with Federal law and to make other amendments.