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New Justice IG brings anti-corruption experience

The Justice Department has a new watchdog. Michael Horowitz was confirmed as the inspector general at the end of March.

Tags: Michael Horowitz , Justice , Federal Drive , inspector general , Fast and Furious ,

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 10:28am EDT
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Issa requests conference list from all agencies

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has broadened the scope of Congress' probe into the GSA conference scandal, requesting a list of all overnight conferences attended by more than 50 employees at 23 federal agencies and departments.

Tags: Shakeup at GSA , Congress , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , conference spending , GSA

Friday - 04/13/2012, 04:13pm EDT

Prosecutors' careers 'annihilated' after misconduct in Ted Stevens case

Although they are unlikely to face criminal charges, the prosecutors in the Sen. Ted Stevens case have been slammed for hiding evidence and face a dismal career outlook, said a former federal prosecutor.

Tags: DoJ , Public Integrity Section , Stephen Ryan , Lisa Murkowski , Ted Stevens , federal prosecutors , misconduct

Monday - 04/02/2012, 05:14pm EDT
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3 Justice offices will post information requests

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will begin posting monthly lists of Freedom of Information Act requests to the department's three highest offices.

Tags: Justice Department , FOIA

Monday - 03/12/2012, 07:12pm EDT

DoJ holding more managers accountable for diversity

The Justice Department will begin evaluating managers based, in part, on their adherence to its diversity management plan. It's the latest step in a diversity strategy that began in 2010. The department is advising other agencies on how to diversify their workforces ahead of a March 16 deadline for all agencies to complete diversity and inclusion strategies.

Tags: workforce , management , DoJ , diversity , Emily Kopp , Channing Phillips , Justice

Friday - 03/09/2012, 07:02pm EST
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National Security lawyers awarded for secret work

The Justice Department on Wednesday honored some of its employees behind the complex legal efforts to keep America safe, but the public ceremony raised more questions about what they did than answered them.

Tags: Justice , national security , Shelly Goldstone , Alamdar Hamdani

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 02:23pm EST

Holder: Fast and Furious errors won't be repeated

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday acknowledged serious mistakes in an arms-trafficking probe that allowed AK-47s and other weapons to leak into the black market, but he insisted the Justice Department was taking steps to ensure that never happens again.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Chuck Grassley , John Cornyn , Operation Fast and Furious , DoJ , ATF , Darrell Issa , Chuck Schumer , Patrick Leahy

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 10:35pm EST

Officials oppose trying terrorist at Gitmo

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Attorney General Eric Holder are expressing their opposition to a move prevent terror suspects from being tried in Federal Court. The two of them sent a letter to Senate leaders saying the Republican measure would deprive them of a potent weapon in the fight against terrorism. They also claim it could lead increase the risk of terrorists escaping justice and putting other people in danger.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Defense , Leon Panetta ,

Monday - 10/31/2011, 01:42pm EDT

Senate votes to end DoJ's 'Fast and Furious' gun program

The Senate voted Tuesday to effectively block the Justice Department from undertaking gun-smuggling probes like the flawed "Operation Fast and Furious" aimed at breaking up networks running guns to Mexican drug cartels but that lost track of hundreds of the weapons, some of which were used to commit crimes in Mexico and the United States.

Tags: DoJ , Operation Fast and Furious , Congress , ATF , CBP ,

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 09:24pm EDT
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