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Political Appointees Won’t Pick DOJ Interns

Responsibility for hiring some new lawyers and interns at the U.S. Justice Department will return to career prosecutors.

An internal memo announced that political appointees will be removed from the…

Attorney-Firing Investigator Being Investigated

A Washington Post story weighs in on the controversy surrounding the lawyer who will be leading the investigation of political influence in government decision-making.

Scott J. Bloch…

Lawyers Warn of Possible Gitmo Suicides

Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees say a Justice Department plan to limit their visits could lead to an increase in suicides.

“The level of depression is soaring, I am afraid,”…

DOJ Withholds 171 Documents in Firing Probe

The U.S. Justice Department has identified 171 documents it will withhold from Congress in its probe of the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, the Washington Post reports.

Investigator Predicts White House Cooperation

The head of a government watchdog agency came away from a meeting with White House counsel Fred Fielding yesterday saying he believes the administration will cooperate with his probe of…

Legal Fate of Gitmo Detainees Debated

Senators yesterday debated the legal fate of about 380 detainees remaining at Guantanamo Bay, but no action was taken.

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said detainees can be…

Columnist: Bush is Boss, Gonzales Here to Stay

Media commentators who played up last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing as U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ last chance to save his job lost track of two key points, a…

Docs Show 9th U.S. Attorney Targeted, Aides Say

A ninth U.S. Attorney was initially among those targeted for firing, according to a preliminary list being compiled by Karl Rove, former chief of staff to U.S. Attorney Alberto Gonzales.…

Motives Questioned in Firing of Ariz. Prosecutor

The senator leading the probe into the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys contends new revelations raise serious questions about improper political motives in the firing of Paul Charlton of Arizona.

DOJ: Gitmo Lawyers Threaten Security, Need Limits

The U.S. Justice Department is seeking greater restrictions on lawyers representing detainees at Guantanamo Bay, saying they are causing “intractable problems and threats to security.”

Gonzales Battle Puts Latino Groups in Hot Spot

As the controversy over Attorney General Alberto Gonzales continues, Latino groups reportedly are torn. Many gladly endorsed the elevation of the son of migrant farmworkers to the nation’s top prosecutorial…

New Gonzales Salvo: Goodling Immunity Grant

House Judiciary Committee chairman has yet to issue aide’s subpoena over the controversial firings of eight U.S. attorneys.

Subpoenas to Come in U.S. Attorney Probe

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to authorize subpoenas for 15 people today in the investigation into the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, the Washington Post reports.…

DOJ Timing Questioned in Corruption Case

The U.S. Department of Justice moved slowly in approving search warrants and subpoenas in a corruption probe of U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., before November elections.

The delays raise questions…

Senate ‘No Confidence’ Vote on Gonzales?

In the latest salvo in the continuing controversy over U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his role in the firing of eight U.S. attorneys as part of an alleged political…

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