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Cheney Argument Moot

Is Dick Cheney a member of the legislative branch, or isn’t he?

The White House says the answer is moot, the New York Times reports.

The…

White House Subpoenaed

The Senate Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed the White House, the vice president’s office and the Justice Department, setting up a potential constitutional conflict.

The committee seeks documents to learn more…

Convicted Governor Blames Karl Rove for Recommended 30-Year Prison Term

The controversy over alleged White House politicization of the federal prosecution process has moved beyond concern about the perhaps politically motivated dismissals of nine U.S. attorneys to a new issue–the…

New Justices Came From Cheney List

Vice President Dick Cheney led a committee that vetted potential Supreme Court candidates, producing a short list of finalists who shared his views on expansive executive power, the

Taxpayers Can’t Challenge Religion Aid (Updated)

The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision has ruled that taxpayers do not have standing to challenge a White House program that encouraged faith-based organizations to seek federal aid.

Judge Decries Warrantless Surveillance

The judge who once approved terrorism wiretaps has criticized President Bush’s decision to allow surveillance in some cases without court approval.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said in a speech…

DOJ Official Withdraws Nomination

The Justice Department’s acting associate attorney general has withdrawn his nomination for the permanent job.

William Mercer said in a letter that he will return to his regular duties as…

Ashcroft Testifies on Surveillance Disputes

Former Attorney General John Ashcroft appeared in a closed-door session before a House committee yesterday to testify about Bush administration disputes over a domestic surveillance program.

The committee is considering…

Court, Business Back Securities-Suit Limits

A U.S. Supreme Court decision yesterday setting a high pleading standard for investor lawsuits comes as corporations are pressing for even more restrictions on securities litigation.

The…

DOJ Official Stands by Testimony

Prepared remarks by Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty show he will defend his prior testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee without lashing out at those who said his previous statements…

Libby Appeal Seeks Stay of Sentence

Former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby has asked a federal appeals court to delay his sentence pending an appeal.

The motion filed yesterday with the U.S. Court of…

Bush Makes Good on Signing Vows

A study by the Government Accountability Office has identified several examples in which the White House did not carry out new laws.

The GAO tracked 19 instances in which President…

More Missing White House E-mail; Official Cites ‘Extensive’ Violations

Far more e-mail than originally thought was sent and received by White House officials on Republican National Committee accounts, and records of many of those e-mails are missing.

And that…

New Law Puts Pressure on DOJ Hiring

The Justice Department will have to scramble to fill the jobs of almost two dozen U.S. attorneys and five senior DOJ officials.

The pressure is on, due to a law…

Editor’s Book Hits Media Lawyer

A book that chronicles the legal fight to protect a Time reporter and his sources criticizes the high-profile lawyer who represented the magazine.

The book, Off the Record, is written…

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