A former Justice Department lawyer who was sacked after advising that “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh had the right to a lawyer notes the irony of the decision to clear John Yoo and Jay Bybee of misconduct charges.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the Justice Department more time to file its brief in a case requesting the names of those who sought pardons and clemency from President Bush.
The Federal Trade Commission has waged a campaign against payments from brand-name drug makers to their generic counterparts to keep the cheaper drugs off the market. The Justice Department agrees.
Here is the Justice Department press release on the guilty plea entered this afternoon by Najibullah Zazi.
Little Rock lawyer Michael Barnes is expected to get the nomination for the post, the Arkansas Times blog reported. An announcement may come as soon as March.
“I had actually thought that we prohibited waterboarding,” Yoo told Justice Department officials investigating him. “I didn’t recollect that we had actually said that you could do it.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan wants to halt civil proceedings in a corporate espionage case in order not to harm its criminal investigation.
UPDATE 2:29 p.m.: Attorney General Eric Holder has scheduled a news conference for 5 p.m. today with Eastern District of New York U.S. Attorney Benton Campbell to discuss an unidentified “national security matter.”
Microsoft’s top lawyer told the Seattle Times that reaching a settlement with European regulators was reminiscent of the famed stalker film.
The latest developments in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement reflect substantial changes in anti-corruption enforcement priorities and techniques that all international businesses need to consider.
(Note: This response to the Main Justice article, “How Bybee Turned Liberal Critics’ Writings to His Advantage,” was sent by Walter Dellinger on Sunday.)
To: Main Justice
Your posting, “How Bybee Turned Liberal Critics’ Writings to His Advantage” is wrong in important respects about the “Principles to Guide the Office of Legal Counsel,” a document that was [...]
A Conservative Political Action Conference panel titled “Saving Freedom and Due Process from Oppressive Justice Department” devolved into a forum for “birthers,” who believe that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
The views of President Obama’s long-stalled Office of Legal Counsel nominee Dawn Johnsen and other liberal lawyers were part of the behind-the-scenes battles over the final shape of a Justice Department investigation of authors of the so-called “torture memos.”
The former Office of Legal Counsel lawyer gave a surprising answer to Justice Department investigators probing his expansive views of executive power.
Some libertarian-leaning attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference booed the former Attorney General for his anti-terrorism policies. Ashcroft put up a spirited defense.
More than five years in the making, the Justice Department’s report on the conduct of the lawyers who authorized waterboarding has been released. And now we know why it took so long.
Paul O’Brien, who until recently was chief of the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section, has moved to the Office of Enforcement Operations, a department spokeswoman said. He replaced Maureen Killion, who recently retired as Director.
The long-delayed Office of Professional Responsibility report on the conduct of former Office of Legal Counsel lawyers Jay Bybee and John Yoo was released Friday evening. Sen. Leahy called for Bybee’s resignation from his judgeship on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Justice Department is putting emphasis on technology improvements, its general administration and witnesses, according to the fiscal 2011 budget request. CORRECTED: 1:14 p.m. Feb. 22.
The conservative former prosecutor and legislator appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Ronald Machen, the newly confirmed U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, took his oath of office Thursday evening in a private ceremony.
The investigation was conducted by the Justice Department, FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service and included assistance from other law enforcement agencies, federal prosecutors from the District of Columbia and DOJ’s Counterterrorism Section.
Appearing before a meeting of the Alliance of Concerned Men at the University of the District of Columbia, Attorney General Eric Holder stressed the importance of fathers taking an active role in the lives of their children.
“Crucially, by striking this deal, BAE has managed to avoid the possibility of a conviction for bribery which would probably have led to far more wide ranging sanctions (including debarment from public contracts) and the possibility of individual directors facing charges.”
Paul Moore worked on the confirmation team of former Attorney General John Ashcroft before working at the Justice Department under Ashcroft, a Kansas television station reports. He also has served on local, state, and, national campaigns across the Midwest.
The athletic Karen Loeffler has something in common with the women’s downhill gold medalist at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. But it isn’t looks, the self-deprecating Alaska U.S. Attorney says.
The former Pittsburgh U.S. Attorney who is running for Congress called into a radio talk show yesterday. During the call, Buchanan threatened Marty Griffin with a lawsuit for repeating “flat-out wrong” information about a case she prosecuted as U.S. Attorney .
After a full-day hearing, around 500 objections, and thousands of pages of filings, federal Judge Denny Chin is now faced with the unenviable task of figuring out who is right about Google’s plan to digitize millions of books.
Melodee Hanes, the live-in girlfriend of Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) who withdrew as a candidate for Montana U.S. Attorney, moderated a panel discussion at the Mayflower Hotel today.
The Obama administration announced a $1.25 billion settlement agreement with African American farmers who alleged that they suffered racial discrimination in U.S. Department of Agriculture farm loan programs.
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.
“It ought to be a lesson to people who work on the Hill that when you’re pushing things too far you give up the only power you really have." -- Former DOJ Public Affairs Director Matt Miller on how congressional Republicans lost power over Eric Holder.