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Bush-Era Lawsuit Revived By Federal Court

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday revived part of a lawsuit by two attorneys who applied for prestigious Justice Department jobs du...

Fired U.S. Attorneys: Bush Administration 'Turned The Justice Department Into The Laughingstock Of The Country'

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Five of the federal prosecutors whose firings in 2006 sparked an investigation into President George W. Bush's Justice Depar...

DOJ: Bush U.S. Attorney Firing Was Inappropriately Political But Not Criminal

AP | MATT APUZZO and PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration's Justice Department's actions were inappropriately political, but not criminal, when it fired a U.S. attor...

Revealed: Rahm Emanuel Nixed DOJ Review of Political Prosecutions of Don Siegelman and Paul Minor

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

The Supreme Court is to address whether a U.S. citizen can be convicted and imprisoned for donating to a political campaign without the court requiring any evidence of an explicit quid pro quo.

Bush Civil Rights Failures Scrutinized In Congressional Report

The New York Times | Charlie Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the Bush administration ran the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, career lawyers wanted to look into accusations that officials in...

Target of Political Prosecution By Bush-Era Justice Department Fights Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Scott Horton Special to the Huffington Post The prosecution had acted in a way that was "demonstrably honorable," and the defense's charges that ...

Why Is Paul Minor Still Behind Bars?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

Minor has spent the past three years a political prisoner, left to rot in jail after partisan operatives in the Bush administration targeted him for being the top Democratic funder in Mississippi.

Imprisoned Democrat Paul Minor's Appeal Has Major 1st Amendment Implications

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

Without quid pro quo proof of a deal between donor and recipient, anyone, could be accused of "bribery" just for giving money to a candidate running for office, as Paul Minor was.

DoJ Attack On Siegelman's Rights Threatens Election Rights For All

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

In the case of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, Department of Justice officials look like they're exaggerating to block justice and to protect themselves.

An Elephant in the Classroom

Steven G. Kellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Kellman

If universities filled their faculties not with certified experts but with the objects of their expertise, children would be teaching pediatric medicine and psychopaths social psychology.

Bush Administration Tipped Off Corrupt GOP Rep. To Wiretap: Officials

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the fall of 2006, one day after the Justice Department granted permission to a U.S. attorney to place a wiretap on a Republican congressman suspect...

Elusive Justice Overdue in the Case of Political Prisoner Paul Minor

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

It is time to right the wrongs committed by the overzealous, partisan U.S. attorneys who brought shame and disgrace to the Justice Department under George W. Bush.

The Torture of Impeachment

David O. Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David O. Stewart

Next week, a panel of Deep Thinkers in Washington will consider whether Judge Jay Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit should be impeached and removed from office.

Jay S. Bybee: It's Not Torture If You Use A Caterpillar

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I never thought I would be having arguments with people about the merits of torture, which goes to show you how low Bush sunk the general level of American political discourse.

Justice Department Ends "Enemy Combatant" Definition For Gitmo Detainees

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday that it is abandoning one of President George W. Bush's key phrases in the war on terrorism: e...

John Yoo's Legal Groundwork for Subverting the Republic

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

The release this week of the "secret memos" confirms that Bush's legal architects were building up the framework for something even scarier than our most anguished projections.

Secret Bush Memo Authorizing Warrantless Seizure Of 'Terror Suspects' Released

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration threw open the curtain on years of Bush-era secrets Monday, revealing anti-terror memos that claimed excep...

DOJ: Remaining Bush U.S. Attorneys Can Stay

Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With all the controversy surrounding the Bush administration's firings of several U.S. attorneys, the question for the Obama administration became: Wh...

DOJ Defends Bush Law Permitting Concealed Weapons In Parks

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is legally defending a last-minute rule enacted by President George W. Bush that allows concealed firearms in national parks,...

Obama May Release Torture Documents Exposing Bush Administration Lawbreaking

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This week, the Obama administration will face its second significant courtroom test of the president's pledges to end unwarranted secrecy about the wo...

DOJ Sent Hoax Email To Test Employee Loyalty

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — The Justice Department doesn't have to look far to find a scam that preys on people whose retirement plans have been crippled by the...

Former DOJ Official Lied To Congress: Investigators

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A former top Justice Department official made false statements to Congress and violated federal law in overseeing the agency's civi...

The Tip of the Iceberg

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

The amazing thing about Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens isn't that he was convicted of seven counts of fraud. It's how trivial his infractions were in the first place.

"What is it About George W. Bush that Makes you Want to Serve Him?"

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

That's what former Justice Department counselor Monica M. Goodling and former chief of staff D. Kyle Sampson routinely asked applicants for non-political jobs at DoJ. The question, of course, is against the law.

Bush Rejected Ashcroft's DOJ Picks In Favor Of Torture-Legalizing Loyalist

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Then-Attorney General John D. Ashcroft offered the White House a list of five candidates to lead the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel in ear...