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Justice Dept Expands Atty Hiring Probe

An ongoing investigation of the dismissals of nine U.S. attorneys, allegedly as part of a political purge, has been expanded.

In a letter today to the Senate Judiciary Committee, two…

Gonzales Takes Licking, Keeps Ticking

Is the worst of it over for Alberto Gonzales?

Yes, the embattled U.S. Attorney General is like the battery-powered Energizer bunny, able to take a licking and keep on ticking,…

Goodling: Politics Influenced DOJ Hiring

Testifying under a grant of immunity, the Justice Department’s former liaison to the White House explained how she did Google and Nexis searches on DOJ job applicants to learn their political leanings.

1 in 3 Prosecutors on Justice Firing Line

At last count, the tally is 30, as far as the total number of U.S. attorneys reportedly considered for possible dismissal by the Justice Department during 2005 and 2006.

And…

Post: 1 in 4 U.S. Attys in Justice Dept’s Sights

Senior officials at the U.S. Justice Department reportedly considered firing at least 25 percent of the country’s top prosecutors during a two-year period starting in early 2005.

That is far…

Former and Future AGs Clashed on Wiretaps

A former Justice Department official testified today that he rushed to the bedside of then-Attorney General John Ashcroft in an effort to thwart approval of the administration’s warrantless wiretapping program.

McNulty to Resign, Over U.S. Attorney Firings?

Despite bipartisan calls for his resignation in recent weeks, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales seems to be standing firm. But his number-one aide has announced plans to resign.

In a…

Five Prosecutors Hit on Vote Fraud

Five out of 12 U.S. attorneys targeted to be fired were the subject of GOP complaints about being lax on voter fraud.

The Washington Post relied on…

Help Wanted: Must Like Scalia, Bush

Who is your favorite Supreme Court justice? Your favorite president? Have you ever cheated on your wife?

These were among the questions that candidates had to answer—correctly at that—to get…

DOJ Won’t Limit Gitmo Lawyer Visits

The Justice Department has dropped a request to restrict lawyer visits with Guantanamo detainees, but is persisting in efforts to screen communications and limit access to evidence.

DOJ lawyers said…

Federal Judge Okays Goodling Immunity Grant

Clearing the way for Monica Goodling to testify before Congress, a federal judge today approved an immunity deal.

The former senior aide to U.S. Attorney General Albert Gonzales, who also…

Detainee Lawyer Curbs Draw Protests, ABA Reax

A hearing will be held Tuesday on a Justice Department request to impose new restrictions on lawyers for Guantanamo detainees.

The request has drawn protests from bar groups.

A letter…

DOJ Targets Drug Marketing

A guilty plea by the company that makes OxyContin caps the latest of several federal prosecutions against companies for making misleading statements about pharmaceuticals.

Purdue Pharma agreed to pay $600…

GOP Backs Gonzales, Hearing Transcript Online

The U.S. Attorney General’s testimony at yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing was in many ways a reprise of last month’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, except that Republican committee members were…

Conyers: AG ‘Breadcrumbs’ Go to White House

Today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing elicited few clear answers from U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about the controversial firings last year of U.S. Attorneys, allegedly for political reasons, although the…

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