A massive federal round-up last June of people suspected of plundering Indian burial grounds sparked an anti-government backlash in Utah and two suicides. Now, the government’s informant has been found dead. UPDATED 4:53 p.m. Wednesday
DOJ spokesman Matt Miller follows lots of politicos, journalists and the rapper Eminem.
Steve Ballmer spoke about his company’s growing antitrust rivalry with Google at an industry conference in Santa Clara, Calif.
A report released by two top Republican lawmakers calls into question the actions of a former acting U.S. attorney.
Utah AG Mark Shurtleff told the Legal Newsline that Eric Holder and Christine Varney were “very interested” in an investigation into the college football championships.
During two speeches delivered Tuesday in commemoration of Black History Month, Attorney General Eric Holder stayed away from last year’s rhetoric.
Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the Department of Justice’s Black History Month Celebration Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 2, 2010.
District Judge Denny Chin of the Southern District of New York, who is overseeing the Google books settlement, has been nominated to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) once again publicly complained about GOP delays in getting judicial nominations confirmed.
An imam accused of alerting an al-Qaeda-affiliated militant that he was under scrutiny as he planned to detonate bombs in New York’s subway system is expected to plead guilty to lying to the FBI. UPDATE: 6:03 p.m.
Set to foreboding music, the ad questions the loyalties of the so-called “Al-Qaeda Seven,” ominously depicted as seven shadowy figures standing in front of a background of jihadist images. UPDATED: 4:26 p.m.
The FBI said last week that it did not have an investigative file on J.D. Salinger.
A front page story in today’s Wall Street Journal about Microsoft’s stealth war on Google will look familiar to Main Justice readers.
Rita Glavin, former acting Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division, has left the Justice Department to build Vinson & Elkins’ white-collar defense practice in New York City. UPDATED: 6:50 p.m.
The Principal Deputy Chief of Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section has stepped down for a job at Wells Fargo & Co. UPDATED March 2, 12:25 p.m.
Andrew Schilling, who served in the Southern District from 1997 to 2007, succeeds James Cott, who stepped down to become a Southern District of New York magistrate judge.
“The nomination of [Laura] Duffy, who is an out lesbian, to serve as a U.S. Attorney is significant for the LGBT community and demonstrates the Obama Administration’s dedication to promoting qualified and diverse candidates,” the Human Rights Campaign said in a statement Monday.
The total amount of marijuana seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration jumped to nearly 3,000 metric tons in fiscal 2009, according to the department’s budget request.
In a meeting in Brazil with top officials from the Dominican Republic, Attorney General Eric Holder said U.S. would do all it could to assist Dominican law enforcement in the search for the country’s top fugitives, drug trafficker Jose Figueroa Agosto and his Dominican girlfriend Sobeida Felix.
Former Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel lawyer John Yoo said in an op-ed column in the Philadelphia Inquirer that he didn’t know why the DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility couldn’t find e-mails he exchanged with a colleague.
FBI investigators working on the project told The Washington Post that race was not a factor in one-fifth of the 108 previously unsolved civil rights-era deaths.
Tim Purdon — who served on the executive committee of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party from February 2006 until he resigned earlier this month — has no prosecutorial experience.
Paul Bergrin, who was an assistant U.S. Attorney between 1985 and 1990, is accused of arranging the murder of a federal witness.
The legislation extends three controversial provisions of the Patriot Act that had been set to expire.
“Professor Johnsen has the experience, the integrity, and the intellect to head this critical office,” the law professors wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
Charles James, a former DOJ antitrust chief, questioned the “secondary theories of liability” being used to advance Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases.
Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans are asking the Justice Department to identify political appointees who previously represented or advocated on behalf of Guantanamo Bay detainees. UPDATED: March 9.
The latest scandal in New York state government could eventually ease the way for Denise E. O’Donnell, who resigned in protest from New York Gov. David Paterson’s administration on Thursday, to run for attorney general in the Empire State.
The initial deadline for a settlement in the long-running class action lawsuit by American Indians against the U.S. government was set to expire Sunday.
“There is much that can be discussed about OPR’s work in this matter, most of it not flattering,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
ERNST & YOUNG LLP's BRIAN LOUGHMAN ON TRENDS IN GLOBAL FORENSIC ACCOUNTING: Loughman, the Americas leader of Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, discusses how increased government enforcement, awareness of corruption risk and an emphasis on proactive compliance assessments by corporations is driving double-digit growth in the New York-based practice he leads.
"Quite frankly, I have been an agent of change and change is hard sometimes for individuals to deal with." -- acting ATF chief B. Todd Jones.