April 23, 1985 |
Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III on Monday announced the appointment of Terry Eastland as the Justice Department's director of public affairs. Eastland, who succeeds Thomas DeCair, has been working as a special assistant to Education Secretary William J. Bennett.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1986
U.S. Attorney Bonner goes his boss, Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, one better in suggesting only those who can afford it are entitled to protection of the Sixth Amendment and a litmus test for the lawyers of those who can't. LOUIS M. ST. MARTIN Pomona
January 28, 1988 |
Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III said today he will review the conduct of the FBI's investigations of opponents of the Reagan Administration's Central America policy. Meese said he would receive a report from the FBI later in the day, will discuss the matter with FBI Director William S. Sessions and "then I will determine what action is necessary."
January 21, 1987 |
Two prominent Senate critics of President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative lashed out Tuesday at any move by the Administration to push for early deployment of the program, also known as "Star Wars." Sen. J. Bennett Johnston (D-La.), speaking at a news conference, said quick implementation of the program would be "absolute folly" and "nonsense," adding that the laser-beam weapons needed for an effective space-based defense are years away from development.
November 30, 1986
Tons of arms are sent to Iran, the terror merchants of the Near East. Millions of dollars are sent to Swiss banks to finance the overthrow of a Central American government. Unnamed Americans and Israelis make the foreign policy of the United States. Meetings are held in the White House attended by Vice Adm. John Poindexter, Lt. Col. Oliver North and how many others? Yet Atty. Gen. Meese III tells us the President of the United States was unaware and uninformed of these events! Did all of this happen after his bedtime?
July 13, 1990 |
Former Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III was awarded $460,509 in federal reimbursement Thursday for legal expenses he incurred during a special prosecutor's criminal investigation. Independent counsel James C. McKay had declined to prosecute Meese at the conclusion of the investigation. Among other things, Meese was investigated for possible ethics law violations for intervening to help Wedtech Corp. obtain a lucrative defense contract.
August 8, 1988 |
Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III today approved a proposed merger that will allow rival newspapers in Detroit to combine business operations and avert a threatened shutdown of the Detroit Free Press. In a victory for Knight-Ridder Inc., owner of the Free Press, Meese overruled an administrative law judge's recommendation in December that the proposed joint operating agreement between the Free Press and the Detroit News represented an impermissible exemption to antitrust laws.
June 29, 1988 |
Former Deputy Atty. Gen. Arnold I. Burns, who quit the Justice Department in March over controversy surrounding Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, became a partner Tuesday in a prestigious New York law firm. Burns will work on corporate litigation and administrative and regulatory matters at the 113-year-old firm of Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn.