More Justice Department Articles

  • Ugly Senate fight could await Obama's attorney general nominee

    The White House claims there is ample precedent for a lame-duck nomination. In fact, it's more complicated than that.

  • Mainstream Scream: Chuck Todd says AG Eric Holder 'wasn't political'

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features Meet the Press host Chuck Todd giving retiring Attorney General Eric Holder a pass on claims he ran a political Justice Department.

  • Eric Holder's political justice

    Upon Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation last week, NBC's Chuck Todd made an odd comment: "[W]hat's interesting about him, he is a very non-political person." There may be merit to saying Holder has been more ideological than political, but it still seems like a strange thing to say about...

  • Justice Department expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement

    Counter-terror investigators would be barred from undercover operations in mosques or other religious institutions unless there is reason to believe criminal activity is going on there, under a new policy expected within weeks.

  • Obama order would force disclosure of domestic drone use

    Federal agencies would be forced to provide information about drone programs inside U.S.

  • Republicans press Obama to wait on AG

    Sen. Ted Cruz is leading a conservative charge against holding a vote on President Obama's attorney general nomination during the lame-duck session.

  • Deval Patrick: I will not be the next attorney general

    "That's an enormously important job, but it's not one for me right now," Patrick said at a campaign event in Hudson, Mass.

  • Durbin praises Eric Holder as 'valuable ally'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called Attorney General Eric Holder "a valuable ally" for Illinois and "an important partner in working to address gun violence in Chicago and East St. Louis." President Barack Obama accepted Holder's resignation Thursday. In a written statement, Durbin...

  • Obama says goodbye to Holder

    President Obama announced the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday, lamenting the "bittersweet" exit of one of his original Cabinet members but saying his extensive portfolio on civil rights earned him the title of the "people's lawyer."

  • VIDEO: In D.C., Michael Brown's family calls for formal investigation

    The parents of Michael Brown were in Washington on Thursday to ask the Justice Department to formally investigate the death of their son.

  • Poll: Most saw Holder's Justice motivated by politics

    Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder turned the Justice Department into an arm of the president's political shop and was motivated mostly by politics, according to a recent survey influenced by his handling of the racially-charged Ferguson, Mo., police shooting.

  • Holder resigns: Obama loses his civil rights warrior and body shield

    Holder, just one of three remaining members from Obama's original Cabinet, took on an increasingly active role in an administration besieged by unexpected crises.

  • Holder to resign as attorney general

    The nation's first black attorney general plans to announce his resignation Thursday, a White House official confirmed to the Washington Examiner.

  • Justice Dept. offers advice to assess NY legal aid

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says a state court should consider structural deficiencies in deciding whether New York should increase legal services for indigent defendants. The Justice Department takes no position on the merits of a pending lawsuit. But it says the court...

  • Feds paid millions for unneeded expert witnesses

    Department of Justice officials paid $15 million for expert witnesses who weren't needed by prosecutors or were brought into cases without court dates, according to a government watchdog.

From the Weekly Standard