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Walls Breaking Down Between WH and DOJ, Hearings Reveal

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week highlighted a policy shift in his administration that gave White House officials increased access to the Justice Department,…

What Now? Gonzales Failing, But Only Bush Has Firing Power

Yesterday’s all-day hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the eight U.S. attorneys allegedly fired for political reasons struck many observers as a blistering bipartisan attack. It not only failed…

Hearing: Gonzales Says Firings Justified

Fighting to save his job, embattled U.S. Attorney Alberto Gonzales today told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he had not fired eight prosecutors for political reasons. “I would not do…

Multiple Senators Ask AG to Resign

Under often heated questioning from Senators, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales held firm on his stance that the firings of eight U.S. Attorneys were proper, though poorly handled.

Gonzales to Testify Today

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is expected to testify today that he may have been imprecise in statements about the firings of eight U.S attorneys, but he never intended to mislead the American people.

Harriet Miers Rejoins Texas Firm

Former White House counsel Harriet Miers is rejoining her Texas law firm.

Miers, a former chair of the ABA Journal Board of Editors, will be back at her desk at…

House Eyes Immunity for ex-DOJ Aide

The House Judiciary Committee is considering whether to grant limited immunity to Monica Goodling, who was White House liaison for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Bloomberg News reports.

Bush: Prosecute Crimes, Don’t Restrict Guns

Weighing in today on the gun control debate ignited Monday by the massacre at Virginia Tech, the White House said President Bush will “participate” in the discussion. However, a statement…

Legal Stories Win Pulitzers for Publications

Prestigious Pulitzer prizes for outstanding journalism were announced today, several for legal reporting. Among the winners, according to the Pulitzer Web site:

The Wall Street Journal (in the…

Poll: Almost Half Say Gonzales Should be Fired

The public is divided on whether U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should be forced out because of his handling of the firings of eight U.S. Attorneys, according to a Washington…

Millions of White House E-mails Lost?

A spokeswoman announced today that perhaps 5 million White House e-mails may have been lost during a computer conversion years ago. Reuters reports that spokeswoman Dana Perino “said…

More DOJ Documents Released

The Justice Department gave Congress more documents today related to the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.

Executive Privilege Clash Over Missing E-mail?

Controversy continues over thousands of apparently deleted White House e-mails sought by Congress in connection with the recent firing of eight U.S. Attorneys. An executive privilege clash may be looming,…

White House E-Mail Messages May Be Lost

The White House says it may have lost what could be thousands of official messages from a private e-mail system, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Goodling Scandal Spotlights Christian Law School

Since President Bush took office in 2001, a Christian law school founded by televangelist Pat Robertson has had a lot of success placing graduates – including Monica Goodling – in…

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