Alston & Bird LLP partner Karol V. Mason is nominated to be the new Assistant Attorney General for Justice Programs.
Three House Republicans ask Eric Holder whether the DOJ played a role in influencing the charges against the 2009 Fort Hood shooter.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will release documents related to the prosecution of the open Internet activist who ended his own life.
Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White moves closer to chairing the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Justice needs to do more to reduce crowding.
Commentary: Maximizing public safety can be achieved without maximizing prison spending.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C., issued a one-page order yesterday requiring immediate mediation to last through April 22.
Main Justice provides a primer on the controversy dogging President Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Labor.
The presumptive nominee for the Northern District of Illinois has a folksy manner, unlike the man he would succeed, Patrick Fitzgerald.
If confirmed, the current Civil Rights Division chief would be the only Latino in the president’s Cabinet. UPDATED with statement from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa.)
Why conservatives want to break them up, too.
A “dishonest and radically liberal record.”
In prosecuting Reuters editor for hacking, commentator asks if DOJ learned nothing from Swartz case.
Commentator says the presumptive Labor nominee shouldn’t be criticized for shoddy lawyering.
A federal appeals court held Friday that CIA must disclose, at least to a judge, a description of its records on drone strikes in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Did the Kentucky senator ask the wrong question about drones?
The UK Serious Fraud Office angered the US DOJ by arresting a target in the Libor probe without the usual consultations.
At HSBC, former Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey is another marquee name in efforts to rebuild the bank’s reputation.
The third-ranking official in the old bureau had a ringside seat to observe investigations, power struggles and personal foibles.
For allegedly aiding the hacking group Anonymous.
Report: Federal case unraveled as full extent of relationship revealed.
A former federal prosecutor complains to the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility about a current prosecutor.
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Justice Department, suggested former Deputy Attorney General James Comey to lead a 60-day review.
A three-year criminal justice study finds common denominators among cases in which people who are actually innocent are wrongly accused.
The U.S. Attorney in Seattle, Jenny Durkan, was among the witnesses testifying before Congress on Wednesday about cyber crime.
To the surprise of some experts, a federal judge has so far refused to sign off on an agreement reached three months ago between federal prosecutors and the Britain-based bank HSBC.
The Attorney General was told that Christopher Coates wanted to pursue “reverse discrimination” cases against blacks at the expense of more traditional actions protecting minority voting rights.
The special agent in charge did just fine in his “tryout” at one of the busiest bureaus in the country.
The findings were reminiscent of the recent scandal in the New Orleans U.S. Attorney’s office involving online comments.
“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.”
BEST FCPA LAWYERS PRACTICE GROUP OF THE YEAR. Main Justice held an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., to honor top firms in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act arena. This video shows announcement of the finalists and winner in the Practice Group of the Year category.
"I am not going to respond to what I view as the ad hominem attack on this prosecutor." -- Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Malis in response to remarks from then-private attorney Eric Holder.