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Matt Sledge

Obama Wants To Keep Another DOJ Memo Secret | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The legal basis for the FBI's past use of emergency requests to obtain telephone records should be kept secret, the Justice Department sai...

Ryan J. Reilly

White House To Provide Classified Info On Drones, Feinstein Says | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has agreed to provide the Senate Intelligence Committee access to all opinions authored by the Justice Departme...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama DOJ Won't Even Disclose Number Of Classified Memos | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just how many classified opinions has the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel issued since President Barack Obama took office f...

Amanda Terkel

Growing Number Of Lawmakers Demand Access To Drone Memo | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The bipartisan leadership of the House Judiciary Committee is requesting access to the Obama administration's classified opinions that j...

Former Bush Official Wins Protection From Torture Lawsuit

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — An appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a convicted terrorist's lawsuit accusing a high-ranking Bush administration lawyer who ...

The Surveillance Memos, and a Suggestion for Jack Goldsmith

Jameel Jaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jameel Jaffer

Last week, almost five years after we filed our request under the Freedom of Information Act request, we managed to obtain two Bush administration legal memos about government surveillance.

Sam Stein

Dawn Johnsen To Be Re-Nominated, Confirms White House | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A White House official confirms what the Huffington Post reported on Wednesday -- that the administration is set to re-nominate Dawn Johnsen, the cont...

There Must Be Consequences

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

The torture practices under the Bush administration aren't just counterproductive in terms of a vague image of the United States, they're actually dangerous.

The Torture Memos: Berlin, 1937 Version

Shayana Kadidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shayana Kadidal

The memorandum, issued by the Reich Ministry of Justice, followed a meeting of several Justice Ministry lawyers and public prosecutors with several high-level Gestapo officials. It speaks for itself.