December 16, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Monday that the National Security Agency (NSA) program of collecting phone call data is likely unconstitutional. Judge Richard Leon ruled in a lawsuit brought by activist attorney and former government prosecutor Larry Klayman. ...[read more]
June 14, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
Activist attorney and former government prosecutor Larry Klayman filed a class action lawsuit on Wednesday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging the government's recently revealed phone data collection. Klayman, founder of the political advocacy group Freedom Watch, ...[read more]
March 30, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday revived a 2008 lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) alleging discriminatory hiring practices based on political affiliation. Former DOJ intern Sean Gerlich alleges that he was denied a position in the department's ...[read more]
April 23, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 23, 2010, US Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Appropriations subcommittee that he was willing to release as much information as possible about interrogation techniques used on Guantanamo Bay detainees and defended the decision from accusations of political ...[read more]
February 11, 2012
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Guest Columnist James Kennedy, former administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board, argues that President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were an appropriate exercise of his constitutional powers based upon historical and judicial ...[read more]
September 14, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On September 14, 2007, Alberto Gonzales officially resigned from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) as the US Attorney General. Gonzales served a turbulent two-and-a-half years in the Bush administration after he was nominated in February 2005 to replace John Ashcroft. He was ultimately forced to ...[read more]
December 28, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
The US Department of Justice has begun investigating political donations and other connections between billionaire financier Allen Stanford, accused of defrauding investors out of $7 billion, and US lawmakers, according to a Sunday report by the Miami Herald. Stanford donated over $2.3 million ...[read more]
August 31, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
Former US vice president Dick Cheney accused President Barack Obama of backtracking on his promise to not prosecute Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agents for alleged abuses of suspected terrorist detainees under the Bush administration during an interview with Fox News Sunday, calling it a ...[read more]
June 3, 2009
by Eszter Bardi
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has rejected Georgia's system of voter citizenship verification by way of a Social Security and driver's license database. In a letter released Monday, Acting Assistant Attorney General Loretta King told Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker that the prop... ...[read more]
April 24, 2009
by Christian Ehret
US Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday testified in front of a House Appropriations subcommittee that he is willing to release as much information as possible in regards to interrogation techniques used on Guantanamo Bay detainees. Holder said that the recent release of four CIA interrogation ...[read more]

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