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  • Investigating the Gonzales era

    U.S. Atty. Gen. Michael B. Mukasey wisely has accepted a recommendation by two watchdog agencies that he name a special prosecutor to determine whether laws were broken in the firing of nine U.S. attorneys. But even if there is no finding of criminality,...
  • Vindication for fired U.S. attorney

    As one of the nine U.S. attorneys fired by the Bush administration in 2006, I have been carefully monitoring the train wreck that followed. I am not happy to see the enormous damage that has been done to the Department of Justice, a once-venerated...
  • Obama vs. GOP: Budget vs. terrorism

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama today is talking about the budget, federal spending and reining in the deficit. He is talking about "paying as you go.'' Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is talking about something else: The......
  • Weekly remarks: Lindsey Graham on terror trials; Obama on pay-as-you-go budgeting

     
    Republican senator says civilian trials for terrorists are ridiculous; Democrat president admits large deficit but says government must live within its means like families....
  • Prosecuting torture: 'Hard to believe'

     
    by Mark Silva Eric Holder, President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general, made plenty of people uncomfortable when he asserted, flatly, in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, that water-boarding is torture. During the...
  • Justice: Charges unlikely over memos

     
    by Josh Meyer and Julian E. Barnes Justice Department investigators have concluded that three Bush administration lawyers who wrote controversial interrogation memos should not face criminal charges, but that conduct by two of them was problematic...
  • Alberto Gonzales: Sotomayor 'powerful'

     
    by Mark Silva Add Alberto Gonzales, attorney general under President George W. Bush and the first Hispanic attorney general of the United States, to the lineup praising the cultural significance of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination for the Supreme Court....
  • Holder names prosecutor for CIA abuses

     
    by Josh Meyer Att'y Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. today opened a preliminary investigation into whether some CIA operatives broke the law in their coercive interrogations of suspected terrorists in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks -- prompting......
  • ATF gets new building, challenges remain

     
    Attorney General Michael Mukasey offered a flattering assessment of the history of the agency formerly known as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms at dedication ceremonies last week for ATF's new fortress-like headquarters building at 99 New York...
  • Accused 9/11 plotter seeks martyrdom

     
    Khalid Sheik Mohammed, from the FBI via Bloomberg News by James Oliphant Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and the highest of high-level detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, declared Thursday that he......
  • Leahy: Open Gitmo proceedings

     
    by James Oliphant Sen. Patrick Leahy Friday called for the Justice Department to provide access to the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals for families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. In a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Leahy, the......