A coalition of progressive groups sought Monday to have 12 Bush administration lawyers disbarred for their roles in crafting the legal rationale for so-called enhanced interrogation techniques that many view as torture.
More than 170 people around the globe, including at least 61 in the United States, have been arrested in a major operation targeting international child pornographers, officials said Friday.
Two key House Democrats demanded in a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Thursday that he explain his recent comments about U.S. counterterrorism officials' controversial policies on detainee interrogations and terrorist surveillance.
A Justice Department spokeswoman gives an update on Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who collapsed on Thursday.
Doctors gave U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey a clean bill of health Friday morning after an apparent fainting spell, according to Gina Talamona, spokeswoman for the Department of Justice.
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey suffered a fainting spell Thursday night, according to Gina Talamona, spokeswoman for the Department of Justice.
The new special prosecutor who will investigate the 2006 firings of eight U.S. attorneys will be given virtually complete independence, the Justice Department said Friday.
A special prosecutor will conduct an independent investigation into the conduct of Justice Department officials involved in the firings of nine U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Michael Mukasey announced Monday.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey appointed a prosecutor Monday to pursue possible criminal charges against Republicans who were involved in the controversial firings of U.S. attorneys
Responding to intense criticism from corporations, legal groups, and key members of Congress, the Justice Department announced Thursday that federal prosecutors will no longer be able to strong-arm corporate targets to reveal protected conversations with their attorneys.
New rules on FBI investigations of national security cases should be delayed, top Senate Judiciary Committee members said Monday
Justice Department officials committed no crime by letting improper political considerations drive hirings of prosecutors, immigration judges and other career government lawyers, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Tuesday, speaking to the American Bar Association.
Former Justice Department officials will not face prosecution for letting improper political considerations drive hirings of prosecutors, immigration judges and other career government lawyers, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Tuesday
The Bush administration partially lifted the veil of secrecy Wednesday in the investigation into deadly anthrax mailings in 2001
Eleven people were indicted Tuesday for allegedly stealing more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers, federal authorities said.
Eleven people, including three U.S. citizens, were indicted Tuesday on a number of charges in connection with the hacking of nine major U.S. retailers and the theft and sale of more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers, federal authorities said.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Monday asked Congress to step in and define the rules that will govern civilian court hearings for about 200 detainees being held in the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Only one of the nearly 2,000 guests who attended the FBI's 100th birthday party Thursday was alive when a handful of investigators formed what was to become the world's premier law enforcement agency.
Twenty-six alleged members of a Hispanic gang believed to be one of the nation's largest and most violent were indicted in North Carolina and charged with offenses including drug activity, racketeering, assault and murder, according to federal court documents.
A federal grand jury indicted 26 reputed members of the international gang, MS-13, accused of running a cross-border drug ring
The House approved a bipartisan plan Friday to overhaul the nation's wiretapping laws.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey warned Wednesday that organized criminal networks have penetrated portions of the international energy market and tried to control energy resources.
Does the government do a good job in protecting your personal data? CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.
The Justice Department Tuesday said its prosecutors are assisting the State Department Inspector General in the investigation into the breaching of passport files of the three leading presidential candidates by State Department contractors.
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday to uphold the entire conviction of a terrorist implicated in the failed millennium bomb plot.
Two senators Sunday called for the Justice Department and Congress to investigate how the security of three presidential candidates' passport files was compromised.
CNN's Kate Bolduan reports on newly revealed connections between passport contractors and Obama and Clinton campaigns.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey has been taken aback by the scope and variety of potential terrorism threats facing the United States, he told reporters Friday at an informal meeting in his office.
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday he is "kind of hoping" the prisoners facing military trials in connection with the September 11 attacks do not receive the death penalty, which would fulfill their desire to be martyrs.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey will rely on his experience dealing with high-profile terrorism trials when he argues a case before the U.S. Supreme Court later this month.
The House Judiciary Committee on Monday filed a lawsuit against White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers aimed at forcing them to provide information about the firings of nine U.S. attorneys.
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey arrived Wednesday for his first look at the controversial military prison complex at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Monday urged police officers to join his effort to push Congress to prevent what he fears will be a dumping of thousands of violent criminal offenders on the streets of U.S. cities in coming weeks.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Friday pressed Congress to pass an update to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, saying its delayed passage makes it harder to track terrorist suspects "by the day."
Waterboarding is necessary though probably not legal, CIA Director Michael Hayden told Congress Thursday as Attorney General Michael Mukasey said he would not open a criminal investigation into the CIA's use of the technique.
CIA Director Michael Hayden tells the House Intelligence Committee he questions whether waterboarding is legal.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey refuses to tell Senate committee whether waterboarding interrogation method is legal.
During five hours of heated wrangling with frustrated Senate Democrats, Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused Wednesday to budge from his position that the controversial interrogation technique known as waterboarding is not clearly illegal.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Tuesday ruled out declaring openly whether he believes the interrogation technique known as waterboarding constitutes torture.
In prepared remarks he plans to give to Congress Wednesday, Attorney General Michael Mukasey avoids addressing a topic that was the central subject of his confirmation hearing -- whether he considers "waterboarding" a form of torture.
The Justice Department plans to propose $200 million in grants to cities to help combat gang and gun violence, Attorney General Michael Mukasey announced Thursday.
Federal prosecutors will investigate the destruction of CIA videotapes showing agents interrogating terrorism suspects, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Wednesday.
The ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee says the panel will move forward with a probe into the destruction of CIA videotapes of detainee interrogations, despite a Justice Department request that congressional inquiries be suspended.
The Bush administration wants a federal court and congressional committees not to pursue investigations into the destruction of videotapes showing CIA interrogations of two al Qaeda suspects.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Friday rejected lawmakers' demands for information as the Justice Department investigates the destruction of tapes showing CIA interrogations of two al Qaeda suspects.
CNN's Kelli Arena profiles a mother fighting to reduce wide disparities in federal prison terms for cocaine offenders.
Top lawmakers are demanding to know why the CIA destroyed videotapes of interrogation techniques being used on terror suspects and who knew about it.
A Senate Democratic leader said Sunday the attorney general should appoint a special counsel to investigate the CIA's destruction of videotaped interrogations of two suspected terrorists
The agency tries to protect its operatives from betrayal by its political overlords. But in doing so, it may instead have imperiled them
States appear to be taking more action to keep guns out of the hands of people with mental health problems in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings, new figures show.
Thousands of people are participating in a rally led by civil rights leaders calling for a tougher stance on hate crimes.
Thousands of demonstrators encircled Justice Department headquarters in the nation's capital Friday to demand the government crack down harder on hate crimes.
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted largely along party lines Thursday to tighten supervision of the government's electronic surveillance program despite a White House veto threat.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday passed on a strict party-line vote an update to the nation's electronic surveillance laws despite a veto threat from the attorney general.
The Bush administration has apparently changed policy and cleared the way for the Justice Department to restart an investigation into the government's no-warrant electronic surveillance program, a department official told Congress on Tuesday.
Newly sworn-in Attorney General Michael Mukasey tapped U.S. District Judge Mark Filip of Chicago on Thursday to be his deputy
Attorney General Michael Mukasey jumped into the political fray in his first week on the job, telling a key Democratic senator he opposed his electronic surveillance plan and would recommend the president veto it if it is passed.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey participates in a ceremonial swearing-in event in Washington.
Retired federal judge Michael Mukasey officially became attorney general Friday, taking the oath of office without fanfare from a Justice Department official.
The Senate approves Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general by a 53-40 vote.
After weeks of controversy over Michael Mukasey's views on waterboarding, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved the former judge's nomination for attorney general.
The Senate Judiciary committee weighs the nomination of Judge Michael Mukasey.
A majority of Americans consider waterboarding a form of torture, but some of those say it's OK for the U.S. government to use the technique, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Even with the Democrats about to confirm Michael Mukasey as Attorney General, the fight over waterboarding is proving particularly hard to quit
The confirmation of Michael Mukasey as attorney general was all but assured Friday when two key Democratic senators said they will vote in favor of the nominee despite questions about his views on "waterboarding" and the president's power to order electronic surveillance.
Sen. Patrick Leahy says he will vote no on President Bush's nomination of Judge Michael Mukasey for Attorney General.
President Bush on Thursday urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to move quickly to approve his nominee for attorney general, saying it's crucial to national security to fill the position.
President Bush's nominee for attorney general is coming under increasing fire for his stance on waterboarding.
Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts said Thursday he will oppose President Bush's nominee for attorney general.
Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey's evasive answers on torture raise concerns. CNN's Ed Henry reports
President Bush's pick for attorney general called the interrogation technique known as waterboarding a "repugnant" practice Tuesday, but again refused to say whether it violates U.S. laws banning torture.
A top GOP senator Wednesday warned that Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general is "at risk" because the retired federal judge refused to categorically declare that a controversial interrogation technique is torture.
The three leading Democratic presidential candidates announced Tuesday they will oppose President Bush's nomination for attorney general, citing his recent testimony on torture and executive power.
Sen. Chris Dodd speaks with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about running for president and the nominee for attorney general.
By turning waterboarding into a make-or-break issue for the Attorney General nominee, the Democrats are using the President's favored weapon of moral clarity against him
A senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday he plans to vote against Michael Mukasey's confirmation as U.S. attorney general.
The refusal of attorney general-nominee Michael Mukasey to directly disavow waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques frustrated Senate Democrats Thursday.
Attorney General-nominee Michael Mukasey made it clear to senators Wednesday he would be independent from the White House and would make legal decisions based "on facts and law, not by interests and motives."
President Bush's nominee for attorney general will face tough questioning on a range of hot-button issues -- including no-warrant surveillance and torture policy -- during confirmation hearings Wednesday.
Senators Leahy and Specter spoke with Wolf Blitzer about confirming the next Attorney General and presidential power.
President Bush announced Monday morning that he has chosen a former federal judge, Michael Mukasey, as attorney general.
The nomination of retired Judge Michael Mukasey for attorney general drew praise from Democrats and may help overcome some of the enmity left behind by former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
President Bush announced Monday that he is nominating a former federal judge, Michael Mukasey, as attorney general.
After a Clintonesque selection process, the White House awaits conservative reaction to its choice of Michael Mukasey
Former federal judge Michael Mukasey has accepted President Bush's offer to replace Alberto Gonzales as U.S. attorney general, two government sources familiar with the president's selection said Sunday.
Michael Mukasey tops the list of attorney general candidates. CNN's Gary Nurenberg reports on reactions.
A retired federal judge is a leading candidate to replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, whose last day on the job was Friday, two sources familiar with the search for a successor told CNN on Saturday.
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