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Age 66; born 1941 in New York City Education LL.B., 1967, Yale Law School A.B., 1963, Columbia College, Columbia University Experience Partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler: 2006-present Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersThe Justice Department on Friday moved to consolidate control over the investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation tapes, saying that neither it nor the intelligence agency would cooperate with congressional probes into the matter. The...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA day after warning that potentially critical terrorism intelligence was being lost because Congress had not finished work on a controversial espionage law, the U.S. attorney general and the national intelligence director said Saturday that the government...
In replacing the man who will forever be known as "embattled Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales," President Bush would have liked to reassure senators concerned about demoralization at the Justice Department and supporters who think the attorney general...
Alittle bit of history's unfinished business lurched unexpectedly out of the shadows this week. Philip Agee, the first -- and some believe the only -- CIA agent to betray the United States for ideological (rather than pecuniary) reasons, died of natural...
Asked about a possible investigation of the excesses of the Bush administration's war on terror, President Obama said, "I'm more interested in looking forward than I am in looking backwards." That may be harder after new revelations of affronts to the...
Tags: Armed Conflicts, Politics, Death, South Carolina, Civil Rights
When Eric H. Holder Jr. comes before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday for confirmation as U.S. attorney general, he needn't worry about a challenge to his qualifications. The panel has been deluged with testimonials to his intellect, integrity...
Today's topic: President Bush has issued few pardons compared to his predecessors, especially Bill Clinton. Is he missing an opportunity to correct some wrongs, or is he doing the right thing? Who, if anyone, should Bush pardon that he hasn't yet? I....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe White House said Wednesday that the widely condemned interrogation technique known as waterboarding is legal and that President Bush could authorize the CIA to resume using the simulated-drowning method under extraordinary circumstances. The surprise...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersThe government agency that enforces one of the principal laws aimed at keeping politics out of the civil service has accused the Justice Department of blocking its investigation into alleged politicizing of the department under former Atty. Gen. Alberto...
As one of the nine U.S. attorneys fired by the Bush administration in 2006, I have been carefully monitoring the train wreck that followed. I am not happy to see the enormous damage that has been done to the Department of Justice, a once-venerated...
Today, Carter and Korb address the legal questions surrounding the use of torture against Guantanamo detainees. Previously, they discussed the extent to which Congress should intervene in military matters and evaluated the actions of Adm. William J....
Tags: Politics, George W. Bush, Vietnam, John McCain, Colin Powell
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