President Obama is reviewing the Attorney General’s decision to try the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks in federal court in New York. Caught in the middle is a group of elite counterterrorism prosecutors who are waiting to see what role they’ll play in the trial of the century.
Then-state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer approached U.S. Attorney nominee Loretta Lynch in 2005 about joining him on the Democratic ticket.
While in the White House, future U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin e-mailed Karl Rove that he and his pregnant wife were considering naming their baby Karl. Now, the Griffins are expecting again, but it seems the name didn’t make the cut.
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Brooks Harrington prosecuted a 1981 murder case that was later overturned because of DNA evidence.
Four lawmakers wrote to the Department of Justice that the raids are making it difficult for the state General Assembly to consider legislation that would create a legal framework for medical marijuana use.
In 2008, the FTC challenged battery separator manufacturer Polypore for its previously closed purchase of a rival. The company has said it will appeal the judge’s ruling.
In a full page ad in this Sunday’s New York Times, the American Civil Liberties Union called on President Obama to support Attorney General Eric Holder’s original decision to try the Sept. 11, 2001, conspirators in civilian courts.
The U.S. District Court in Delaware may be down two out of four judges by July if the Obama administration does not recommend, and the Senate does not confirm, candidates for the vacancies before then.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Bob Schieffer on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday that he would support closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay if the White House chooses to try the alleged Sept. 11 plotters in military tribunals instead of in civilian courts. UPDATED: 11:30 a.m.
The Justice Department’s highest-ranking career official has been at the center of a debate over whether and to what extent the lawyers who blessed the use of brutal interrogation methods should be punished.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks at the installation of Assistant Attorney General Ignacia S. Moreno.
Ignacia S. Moreno, who was formally installed Friday as Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, unveiled her leadership team.
Lawyers from several firms defended their former colleagues who faced criticism this week for representing alleged terrorist detainees while in private practice.
“In appropriate cases, we will work with companies who step up to the plate. But let me be clear [...] polluters will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” Assistant Attorney General Ignacia S. Moreno said during her installation ceremony Friday.
Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Republican Jeff Sessions of Alabama applauded news that the White House may reverse course and try Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four of his alleged co-conspirators in a military commission instead of a civilian court.
Since 2004, Michael H. Allen has been Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Policy, Management and Planning, for the Justice Management Division of the Justice Department.
Beth Phillips, the new U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri said that counterterrorism, human trafficking, child exploitation and firearms crimes will be priorities in her office.
“What has become of our civic life in America? The only word that can do justice to the personal attacks on these fine lawyers — and on the integrity of our legal system — is shameful. Shameful,” Former Acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger wrote in an op-ed published Friday.
The U.S. Attorney promoted two people in the Fraud Unit, which is now renamed the Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit.
President Barack Obama’s liberal allies appear increasingly disillusioned with the administration’s handling of national security issues.
Andre Birotte Jr. had been the Los Angeles Police Commission’s inspector general since May 2003.
Three Democratic members of the House of Representatives read selections from the so-called “torture memos” and accounts by some of the prisoners and witnesses who alleged that torture took place in the Guantanamo Bay prison. Story includes photos and video of the event.
More than half of the $90 million requested for fiscal 2011 to fight health care fraud would cover the costs of deploying strike forces in up to 13 new cities.
Prosecutors said that Ahmad Afzali tipped off Najibullah Zazi, an al-Qaeda-affiliated militant, that he was under federal scrutiny.
In a letter dated Feb. 25 to Attorney General Eric Holder, Sen. Carl Levin wrote that his committee uncovered information that Blackwater, now known as Xe Services, made false statements in order to obtain a government contract.
House appropriators on Thursday heard the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ budget request. The bureau had hoped to have a new strategic plan in place, but it has been delayed.
Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich wrote in a letter Wednesday that the information-sharing provisions in the Patriot Act do not override the confidentiality requirements of the Census.
The former U.S. Attorney is the brother of Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah), who opposes Obama’s health-care legislation. Conservative magazine The Weekly Standard suggested the nomination was made to “buy off his brother’s vote” but the White House called the insinuation “absurd.”
Julie Brill and Edith Ramirez were confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday.
ATF Deputy Director Kenneth Melson testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies on the agency’s fiscal 2011 budget.
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.