With the White House expected to name its choice to succeed Eric Holder soon, there’s only a little time left for the other 21 people on the “short list” to enjoy their Washington status moment.
The Manhattan U.S. Attorney joked that his proud mom called newspapers to include him on short list.
No surprise here: 64% of Republicans have unfavorable view.
Durkan would not only make history as the first openly gay Cabinet member, she was an early leader on perhaps the most high-profile issue now before the Justice Department: police abuses.
Republican Congressmen have taken to Twitter to share their glee over Eric Holder’s departure.
NYT editorial board calls him “one of the most consequential” attorneys general ever.
Meanwhile, as recently as this August, Obama was still trying to persuade Holder to stay, according to a source familiar with the conversation.
WaPo editorial praises D.C. U.S. Attorney Machen for new ‘conviction integrity unit.’
“I have loved the Department of Justice ever since, as a young boy, I watched Robert Kennedy prove during the Civil Rights Movement how the department can – and must – always be a force for that which is right,” Holder said at a news conference with President Barack Obama from the White House State Room.
Both Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and fellow Democrat Deval Patrick, the governor of Massachusetts, swiftly took themselves out of the running.
The Justice Department during his tenure has been at or near the center of many of the controversies that conservatives have gotten riled up about, some more legitimate than others.
The attorney general’s tenure is praised and panned.
U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington, D.C., says the Justice Department has no excuse for trying to delay release of the index of documents until the day before the mid-term elections.
Confirming a new attorney general would require a rush through a post-election lame-duck session, if Democrats lose the Senate’s majority in November.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York says the debate over punishing individuals versus institutions is misplaced.
Gov. Mike Rounds, the Republican candidate for Senate, supported the visa program for foreign investors that U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson may or may not be investigating.
Wisconsin Gov. appoints brother of former U.S. Attorney Steven Biskupic.
Kris Olson, Oregon’s top federal prosecutor in the Clinton administration, says ban isn’t working.
Arab Bank, a major Middle Eastern bank with $46 billion in assets, was accused of knowingly supporting specific terrorist acts in and around Israel.
Closing arguments presented, but judge hasn’t said when she will rule.
Peter Henning: The Justice Department went on a bit of a charm offensive last week to emphasize to the public that prosecutions for corporate misconduct should not end with just a settlement with the company.
The former Tax Division chief departed in Mary after two years.
The former Justice Department appellate lawyer most recently clerked for Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
Enigmatic Attorney General doesn’t take the bait.
By reportedly saying prescription drug bill is “supporting criminals.”
But a judge didn’t immediately accept Adel Abdul Bary’s plea, expressing concerns.
Anchor Brian Williams made an unscripted and imprecise statement on the Nightly News, an NBC spokeswoman said.
A profile of the “complex and philosophical” FBI Director after his first year in office.
The Deputy Chief in the Justice Department Criminal Division’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section will join law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP on Oct. 6.
She headed the Office of Legal Counsel at DOJ from Sept. 2011 to Dec. 2013.