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Mueller: FBI Struggling to Recruit From Certain Ethnic Groups

Posted on March 30, 2011
FBI Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday that the bureau has struggled to recruit Somali Americans and other members of key ethnic communities as agents.

Solicitor General Nominee Defends Decision on Marriage Act

Posted on March 30, 2011
The administration made the correct decision, nominee says.

Six Justice Positions May Be Exempt from Confirmation

Posted on March 30, 2011
A deal in the Senate would exempt six Justice Department positions from the confirmation process

Woman Arrested For Threats to ?Get Even? With FBI Agent

Posted on March 30, 2011
A woman is charged with threatening to torture an FBI agent.

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Billionaire Sex Offender?s Lawyer Disputes Ex-U.S. Attorney

Posted on March 30, 2011
A scandal involving a billionaire with a weakness for women goes on, and on, and on.

Departing TARP Watchdog Says Banks Benefited Too Much

Posted on March 30, 2011
Neil M. Barofsky, the special inspector general, sees misplaced priorities at Treasury.

Issa ?Mystified? About Delay in Gun Smuggling Information

Posted on March 30, 2011
House Chairman wants information about gun smuggling.

Conservative Group Plans Holder Attack

Posted on March 30, 2011
Judicial Watch will be holding a panel discussion to discuss concerns about politicization and ideology at the Holder Justice Department.

OPR: Politics, Race Didn?t Influence New Black Panther Party Case

Posted on March 30, 2011
In a letter, OPR head Robin C. Ashton said her office concluded that DOJ attorneys did not commit professional misconduct or exercise poor judgment.

Bureau of Prisons Director Faces Drunk Driving Charges

Posted on March 30, 2011
Harley Lappin faces drunk driving charges. Main Justice broke the story.


Posted on March 28, 2011
Countrywide's Angelo Mozilo walks. But EDVA puts a small-fry borrower in prison.

Grassley Wants to Know More About Guns

Posted on March 28, 2011
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to Kenneth Melson about Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives policy that allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

Latham & Watkins Promotes Former DOJ Official

Posted on March 28, 2011
The law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP named a former Assistant Attorney General the managing partner of its D.C. office.

New FBI Denver Chief Portrayed in ?Black Hawk Down?

Posted on March 28, 2011
The new Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Denver Division piloted a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for a mission in Somalia in 1993, earning him a Silver Star and inspiring a book and the film.

Scrushy Update: How Much for the Casserole Dish?

Posted on March 28, 2011
There was one more indignity for a man who once had all the boy toys he wanted.

List of Most Influential Lawyers Includes Former DOJ Employees

Posted on March 28, 2011
Five former Justice Department officials and federal prosecutors made the list.

Unsolved AUSA Murder Still on FBI Radar

Posted on March 28, 2011
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Wales was fatally shot at his home on Oct. 11, 2001.

Lawyer Credited With Improving Kentucky Mine Safety Retires

Posted on March 28, 2011
After many years of handling civil and criminal cases involving coal mine operators who violated federal mine safety and health laws, David Sledd steps down.

Former Arizona U.S. Attorney Appointed to University Post

Posted on March 28, 2011
The former Arizona U.S. Attorney will be a special adviser to the president of Arizona State University.

Ex-FBI Agent Sentenced to Two Years for Threatening to Kill Boss

Posted on March 28, 2011
Carlos Ortiz Jr. told a former law enforcement officer and licensed firearms dealer that he thought his estranged wife and his boss were having an "illicit relationship."

FBI Casts Wide Net Under Relaxed Rules for Terror Inquiries, Data Show

Posted on March 28, 2011
Within months after the Bush administration relaxed limits on domestic-intelligence gathering in late 2008, the FBI assessed thousands of people and groups in search of evidence that they might be criminals or terrorists, a newly disclosed Justice Department document shows.

Bureau of Prisons Director Retiring

Posted on March 27, 2011
The Justice Department Bureau of Prisons Director has served as the agency's head since April 2003.

Waste of Money?

Posted on March 25, 2011
Federal prosecution of Barry Bonds isn't worth it.

DOJ: New Orleans Must Overhaul Homicide Division to Cut Soaring Death Rate

Posted on March 25, 2011
The New Orleans Police Department must make major changes if it wishes to overhaul homicide rate.

Case Against GlaxoSmithKline Lawyer Dismissed, for Now

Posted on March 25, 2011
A judge delivers a setback for prosecutors in the closely watched case of Lauren Stevens.

Ex-AUSA in Detroit Loses a Round in Long Fight With DOJ

Posted on March 25, 2011
Richard G. Convertino's feud over leaked information about an ethics inquiry takes another turn.

Conservative Group Files Lawsuit Over New Black Panther Case

Posted on March 25, 2011
A conservative public interest group is taking the Justice Department to court for not providing information related to contacts the DOJ may have had with the NAACP about a controversial voter-intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party.

Intertia or Politics?

Posted on March 25, 2011
Where are the Texas U.S. Attorneys?

Obama Says He Didn?t Know About Gun Smuggling Operation

Posted on March 25, 2011
President Barack Obama said he was not aware of investigation that allowed guns to be smuggled into Mexico.

Meet Ronald W. Sharpe

Posted on March 24, 2011
The nominee for the Virgin Islands has been a member of the BMW Car Club of America since October 1999.

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