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Obama To Name New White House Counsel

AP | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is naming a veteran of president Bill Clinton's White House as his new top lawyer. Neil Eggleston will repl...

White House Counsel Leaving For Private Practice

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's White House attorney plans to leave for private practice by the end of the year. White House counsel Kathryn R...

Did WH Counsel Know About IRS Abuses Weeks Ago -- and Not Tell the President? If So, She Should Resign

Lanny Davis | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Lanny Davis

With all due respect to someone who has impeccable legal credentials, if she did have such fore-knowledge and didn't inform the president immediately, I respectfully suggest Ms. Ruemmler is in the wrong job and she should resign.

Feds May Seek To Undermine Laws Legalizing Marijuana

The New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Senior White House and Justice Department officials are considering plans for legal action against Colorado and Washington that could undermine voter-...

Courts (Should Not) Consider Recess Appointment Challenges: Posner Explains Political Questions

Victor Williams | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Victor Williams

Just as would their presidential nominee, the GOP congressional obstructionists badly underestimated the political instinct and constitutional courage of President Barack Obama.

Top White House Lawyer Resigns

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's top lawyer at the White House, Bob Bauer, is quitting to return to his political law practice and represen...

Not Supposed to Happen in Obama Land: Intrigue Behind Gregory Craig's Resignation

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

In a "Team of Rivals White House," what happens when character assassination and leaks from within are given tacit support from those who hold the keys to the White House?

Ex-Bush Lawyer Accused Of Attempted Murder May Lose Law License

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NORWALK, Conn. — Connecticut authorities want to suspend the law license of an attorney who worked in both Bush administrations as he faces charges ...

Sam Stein

Holder: Unfair To Blame Greg Craig For Gitmo Failures

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that he was surprised by the resignation of White House Counsel Greg Craig and believes Craig has been unfair...

The Fall Of Greg Craig

TIME | Massimo Calabresi and Michael Weisskopf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly 100 days after Barack Obama entered office, his top White House lawyer, Greg Craig, braced the President's senior advisers for a potentially ex...

White House Objects to Poster That Invokes Obama Children

Eugene Volokh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eugene Volokh

It's hard to evaluate the White House Counsel's office statements based on such a paraphrase, but if they did suggest that the reference to the President's daughters was legally actionable, they were wrong.

Greg Craig Could Leave His Post

Wall Street Journal | Evan Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama administration officials are holding discussions that could result in White House counsel Gregory Craig leaving his post, following a rocky tenu...