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1578 ABA Journal Attorney General articles.

Goodling Will Testify, Schlozman Invited to Do So

Lining up potential witnesses in the ongoing Congressional investigation of alleged politically motivated firing of prosecutors and hiring of career attorneys at the Justice Department, legislators both called a new…

Holtzman: Axing AG Would Put Bush on Hot Seat

In all the arguing over whether U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should be asked to resign, several important facts seem to have been forgotten, a former member of Congress says.

DOJ’s Race Bias Prosecution Team Mostly White

The criminal section of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is lacking in diversity.

Since 2003, the section has not hired any black attorneys to replace those who have left,…

Resignation of LA Prosecutor Questioned

Questions are being raised about the departure of U.S. Attorney Debra Wong Yang of Los Angeles.

Wang resigned in October to accept a lucrative job offer from Gibson, Dunn &…

Ex-DOJ Official: Hiring Claims Most Serious

The Justice Department would suffer a severe blow if accusations are proven true that political loyalty was a basis for screening job applicants, according to a former deputy attorney general.

Comey Testifies 7 of 8 Fired U.S. Attorneys Great

In testimony today before a U.S. House judiciary committee investigating the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, a former top Justice Department attorney praised all but one of them.

Jim Comey,…

Ousted Prosecutors: DOJ Discouraged Complaints

Several ousted U.S. attorneys maintain they were pressured to remain silent about their dismissals, in written statements released yesterday.

Senator Calls for U.S. Attorney Resignation

A Montana senator is calling for the resignation of the U.S. attorney in his state because of disclosures he sought to change a federal residency requirement for his benefit.

The…

Goodling Targeted re Possible Hiring Law Violation

A former top aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales reportedly is being investigated to see whether she hired career lawyers at the Justice Department based on their party affiliation.

Officials…

New Senate Subpoena, Hearing for Gonzales

Senate Judiciary Committee members want Karl Rove e-mails related to the investigation of the firings of eight federal prosecutors.

Former Deputy AG Unaware of Firing List

A former deputy attorney general says he was unaware the Justice Department was developing a list of U.S. attorneys to fire.

James Comey told the Seattle Times

Patriot Act Changes Gave DOJ Control

The same day that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales assured a federal judge that a Montana U.S. attorney who worked in Washington was not violating federal law, that Montana prosecutor had…

Acquitted Prosecutor Questions Political Influence

The dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys is raising questions about whether federal prosecutors were pressured to investigate Democrats.

One of the critics interviewed by the New…

Top Gonzales Aides Could Fire Non-U.S. Attys

As the controversy continues over the alleged political purge of eight U.S. attorneys, information has come to light about who was empowered to fire lower-level employees. A Justice Department order…

Ex-DOJ Atty Scrutinized for Abramoff Dealings

Investigators are looking at contacts between a former Justice Department lawyer and a colleague of lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

The investigation involves dealings between ex-DOJ lawyer Robert E. Coughlin II and…

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