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Office of Professional Responsibility

Ryan J. Reilly

Every DOJ Watchdog Ever Wants To End The Special Treatment Of Prosecutorial Misconduct | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every single Justice Department inspector general who has led the office since it was created a quarter century ago agreed Tuesday that ...

The World of Accountability for Bush & Rumsfeld

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

C. Dixon Osburn Director, Law and Security George W. Bush canceled a scheduled speech in Geneva on February 12 at a dinner in honor of the United Isr...

Eight Year Anniversary of U.S. Torture Memos - Time is Ticking on Accountability

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

By Melina Milazzo, Pennoyer Fellow, Law and Security program This Sunday will mark eight years to the day in which lawyers in the Office of Legal Cou...

Liz Cheney's Impeccable Timing

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Cheney's attack conveniently shifted the spotlight away from other former Justice Department officials who actually are at risk of professional and criminal sanction.

What We Need To Hear About the Torture Report

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

On Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the investigation into the Justice Department memos that authorized the torture of detainees in U.S. custody during the Bush administration.

Who Told Yoo To Do Those 'Bad Things'?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

If White House officials were instructing the 'torture memo' authors to create legal justifications for a program those officials knew was likely illegal, then we have evidence of a high-level criminal conspiracy.

Sam Stein

Justice Department Report Accuses Torture Memo Writers Of 'Poor Judgment' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE -- Saturday, Feb. 20, 1:08 AM: John Yoo, the lead author of the Bush administration's "torture memo," believes that an American president's pow...

Torture Has To Be Investigated No Matter What Dick Cheney Calls It

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Dick Cheney may like to call those interrogations "enhanced," but in everyday parlance they're what the DOJ is implicitly acknowledging: tortured.

Remember the OPR Report?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The longer the administration hems and haws and tinkers with the ethics report before releasing it, the more the stain of the past administration's transgressions becomes its own.

Holder Replaces DOJ Internal Ethics Head

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday warned federal prosecutors of increased scrutiny in the wake of mistakes in the corruptio...

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...

Justice Department Announces Investigation Into Waterboarding, Torture Memo

Politico | Daniel Reilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Justice Department announced it has launched an investigation into who authorized the use of waterboarding at the department, following a request ...