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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.

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.

Bush Threatens Abortion Vetoes

President Bush says he will veto any bills that support abortion with taxpayer dollars.

One pending appropriations bill bars discussion of abortion in family planning clinics in developing nations. Abortion…

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,…

Bush Threatens Veto of Hate Crimes Bill

President Bush is threatening to veto a bill that expands hate crimes legislation to protect against crimes motivated by gender or sexual orientation.

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.


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.

House Fails to Override Bush Veto of War Bill

An attempt today by the U.S. House of Representatives to override President George W. Bush’s veto yesterday of a controversial Iraq war funding bill failed by a significant margin. A…

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

Intelligence Chief Backs Wiretap Power

The new director of national intelligence says the president has the constitutional authority to order domestic wiretaps without seeking approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court.

Michael McConnell told the…

A Law Day Irony?

A Washington Post column takes President Bush to task, claiming he violates the spirit of Law Day.

The Post column by Ruth Marcus notes that Bush signed the…

White House Nixed Student Loan Reform

The Bush administration nixed a 2001 proposal to tighten restrictions on the student loan industry.

Since then, the loan industry has come under investigation for paying universities and school officials…

U.S. Flip-Flop in Medellin Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a Mexican national on death row who says he was not informed of his right to meet with consular…

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…

Supreme Court to Hear Bush-Texas Standoff

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that asks whether President Bush may order a state court to abide by an international court ruling.

The case involves…

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