Stewart Rhodes, the founder and president of Oath Keepers, a right-leaning group that critics have called part of the resurgent militia movement, said he disagreed strongly with 9th Circuit Judge Jay Bybee’s views on detention and interrogation.
Firms that have ties to Microsoft have attacked Google for violating antitrust laws in the E.U. and the U.S.
Republicans on Capitol Hill are not convinced that terrorism suspects should be tried in civilian courts, the attorney general’s arguments to the contrary.
An appeals court’s ruling means that the government will not take further steps to help a woman collect a $7 million judgment from a man in the witness protection program.
The lawyer for former Office of Legal Counsel official John Yoo criticized the “Principles to Guide the Office of Legal Counsel,” which OLC nominee Dawn Johnsen and Clinton-era Justice Department lawyers wrote in response to the memos that approved harsh interrogation methods against terrorism suspects.
“To put it bluntly, it’s kind of like being hit in the face by a two-by-four,” said Doug Lankler, Pfizer’s chief compliance officer.
Late yesterday the DOJ said the the power company had entered into arrangements that led to artificially high electricity bills for consumers in New York City.
Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters at Monday’s news conference that in national security cases such as the trial of alleged terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the Department of Justice consulted with the White House national security team.
Rebutting Republican arguments that terrorism trials belong in military courts, Attorney General Eric Holder touted the guilty plea of Najibullah Zazi as proof that the U.S. civilian system is up to the task.
The experts have begun to weigh in. Law professor David Luban wrote that the 40-plus-year veteran of the Justice Department went after the Office of Professional Responsibility “like a defense lawyer, upped the burden of proof beyond what the ethics rules require, and minimized the liberties that Yoo and Bybee had taken with the law.”
Remarks as prepared for delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at a press conference on Feb. 22, 2010 announcing that Najibullah Zazi had plead guilty to conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States, conspiring to commit murder in a foreign country, and providing material support to Al Qaeda.
Former Office of Legal Counsel lawyer Jennifer Koester, now Jennifer K. Hardy, wrote early drafts of the memos, consulting with her superiors, including ex-OLC official John Yoo, who was recently cleared of any misconduct stemming from the memos.
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 Wall Street Journal said the report unequivocally vindicated John Yoo, while bloggers at the Huffington Post accused David Margolis of being complicit in the misconduct.
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.
This criminal information was released today in connection with the Justice Department’s announcement that Najibullah Zazi would plead guilty to terrorism-related offenses.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
"Although Burke denied to congressional investigators that he had any retaliatory motive for his actions, we found substantial evidence to the contrary." -- OIG report faulting former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke for giving a Fox News producer a memorandum about Fast and Furious case.