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GOP Wooing Meehan For Senate

By David Baumann | September 16, 2022 |

Republicans are trying to convince Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) to run for the GOP nod to oppose Democratic Sen. Bob Casey Jr. next year.

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Seven States Join DOJ Lawsuit to Stop AT&T Merger

The group of state attorneys general supporting the lawsuit is bipartisan.

Senators Recommend Medal for Cobell, Plaintiff in Indian Suit

Indian Americans could make up the margin of victory in some Western states.

Carville to Obama: Fire Holder If He Won’t Indict Financiers

People are mad, Democratic strategist says.

Younger DOJ Employees Less Satisfied, Older Ones More Satisfied Than Average Fed

Deloitte and the Partnership for Public Service found that the phenomenon of federal workers becoming increasingly dissatisfied over time is less severe at DOJ.

Will Meehan Run for Senate in Pennsylvania?

Republicans are urging Rep. Pat Meehan, a former U.S. Attorney, to run for the Republican nod to oppose Sen. Bob Casey next year.

FBI, NYPD Blasted for Treatment of Muslims

Training materials and surveillance activities are being questioned.

Las Vegas DA Bars U.S. Attorney From Case

The local prosecutor considers Nevada U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden to be a potential witness for the defendant in a high-profile arson case. This story contains a correction.

Behind Grassley’s Attack on Civil Rights Division Hiring, Some Familiar Faces

It’s just not clear how it’s wrong to hire career lawyers to staff the Civil Rights Division who have a background in civil rights.

In New Jersey, Feds and State Tussle Over Credit for Settlement

Gov. Chris Christie’s attorney general claims credit for an investigation by the New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s office.

Ohlson Nominated for Armed Forces Appeals Court

President Barack Obama has nominated long-time Justice Department official Kevin A. Ohlson to be a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the White House announced Wednesday evening.

Wilkinson Departs AG’s Office for Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys

One of Eric Holder’s long-serving associates is now the No. 2 at the office overseeing U.S. Attorneys.

Former U.S. Attorney Whitaker Joins Perry’s Iowa Campaign

But the Republican he originally backed for president — former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty — has endorsed Mitt Romney.

FBI Stations Two Agents Inside New Orleans Police Department

The move follows a Justice Department investigation of the city’s police department.

DOJ Sold Seized Assets Without Proper Accounting, Records, OIG Says

Even the most elementary records were not kept.

CREW to File Amicus Brief on Behalf of John Edwards

Executive director Melanie Sloan says she’d be “shocked” if case isn’t dismissed.

Cedarbaum Departs OLC for WilmerHale

The 1996 Yale Law School graduate joined the OLC early in the Barack Obama administration, when the emotions of many liberal critics of the George W. Bush administration were still raw about the office’s controversial role in the fight against terrorism.

Meet Sarah Saldaña

The nominee for Dallas U.S. Attorney, as viewed through her Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.

Meet Robert Pitman

The nominee to be the San Antonio-based U.S. Attorney previously served as a magistrate judge and spent a year as an attorney adviser for the general counsel at the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys in the 1990s.

Rep. Issa Calls Holder ‘Dangerous’

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee suggests the Attorney General should be fired.

Report: Coburn Spurns Judicial Nominee for Background in International Law

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) apparently is blocking the nomination of the dean of the University of Tulsa law school for a seat on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Oklahoman reported Monday.

Bush Officials Return to Justice Dept. For Somber 9/11 Ceremony

Former Attorney General John Ashcroft and former Solicitor General Ted Olson — whose wife, Barbara, was aboard Flight 77 when it crashed into the Pentagon — shared the stage at Justice Department headquarters in Washington.

Thumbing Nose at Obama, Boehner Hosts Guest Under Federal Probe

House Speaker hosts CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp. at Obama speech.

Law Professor Says DOJ Failed on Asbestos Fraud

The Justice Department “effectively condones manufacturing medical diagnoses for money on a massive scale,” a law professor testified before Congress Friday.

Liberal Groups Say DOJ Is Hampered in Pursuit of Corruption

Transparency advocates say that act is required to fight corruption enabled by recent Supreme Court rulings.

Gun Probe Transferred From Besieged U.S Attorney’s Office

Meanwhile, Republican congressional investigators take aim at Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory Hurley and others from the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s office involved in Operation Fast and Furious.

Environment Division Announces New Senior Managers

A Justice Department veteran and a former White House environmental policy aide join Assistant Attorney General Ignacia Moreno’s leadership team.

$295 Million in Medicare Fraud Uncovered in Recent Stings

DOJ, FBI and HHS collaborate to catch 91 individuals in the biggest Medicare fraud bust ever.

SEC Lawyer Who Led Sovereign Wealth Fund Probe Departs

“The new restructuring has really given a lot of autonomy to staff working at the regional level,” departing SEC lawyer Luke Cadigan told Just Anti-Corruption in an interview.

Timothy Murphy Leaving as FBI’s Deputy Director

He will be replaced by Sean Joyce.

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A conversation with incoming NAFUSA president Richard H. Deane Jr.

Civil Rights Division

GOP Sen. Grassley wants hiring probe.

Justice Department

New Jersey’s Fishman to head Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.

DOJ Alumni

Former IG lands at Dechert.

Tax Division

Gets a nominee - at last, with experience.

Public Integrity Section

Under scrutiny in Alabama.


Secrecy surrounding a tax fraud settlement.


Rhode Island U.S. Attorney challenges Larry Page.

Mary B. Jacoby

Mary Jacoby is the founder of Main Justice.

Laterals, Etc.

Personnel changes, promotions and lateral hiring.


"It has hired 96 liberals and zero conservatives.” - Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) in calling for a probe of the Civil Rights Division and its recent hiring record.