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July 18, 2009 |
In a quiet event during an otherwise well-publicized visit to Los Angeles this week, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder Jr. reached out to local Muslim American youths, calling on them to work with the government to fight violent extremism and pledging that the Justice Department would reinvigorate enforcement of civil rights and work to advance religious freedom.
May 17, 2007 |
In his farewell speech in the Great Hall of the Justice Department nearly two years ago, James B. Comey, the outgoing deputy attorney general, paid tribute to the work of the department on his watch, and the "reservoir of trust and credibility" its thousands of employees had built up with the public over the years. "It doesn't make me worry about leaving," he said, "because this institution ... was in great shape when I got here and will be in great shape when I'm gone."
January 18, 1989 |
President Reagan on Tuesday dismissed as "unnecessary" and "unwarranted" a highly critical report on former Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III by the Justice Department's internal ethics office and said that it was the work of his longtime associate's "political enemies." Reagan "thinks the attorney general has always acted properly in carrying out the conduct of his office," said White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater, adding that he had spoken to the President about the report. Atty. Gen.
January 12, 1996 |
In an unusual preemptive strike to stave off an indictment, lawyers for a prominent attorney and a former judge moved Thursday to have the entire U.S. attorney's office here disqualified from conducting a federal grand jury investigation of alleged judicial bribery in San Diego Superior Court.
August 28, 2007
Good morning. Thirteen years ago I entered public service to make a positive difference in the lives of others. And during this time I have traveled a remarkable journey, from my home state of Texas to Washington, D.C., supported by the unwavering love and encouragement of my wife, Rebecca, and our sons, Jared, Graham and Gabriel. Yesterday I met with President Bush and informed him of my decision to conclude my government service as attorney general of the United States effective as of Sept.
March 9, 1999 |
Bluntly rejecting a challenge to her authority, Atty. Gen. Janet Reno told a panel of judges Monday that they have no power to stop her from investigating how independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr has carried out his grand jury inquiry into the Monica S. Lewinsky affair. Starr, in his own court papers, agreed that the judges who appointed him should not try to stop the attorney general--at least for the time being.