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  • Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey

    Embassy Row: Broken promises on Iranian dissidents

    Michael B. Mukasey feels betrayed. The attorney general under President George W. Bush gave his personal assurance to the president of the Iranian resistance that its dissidents would be protected by Iraqi troops, not massacred by Iraqi gunmen.

  • ** FILE ** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (Associated Press)

    Attorney General Holder defends Justice Department subpoena power against news media

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday defended the Justice Department's use of its subpoena power to monitor the telephone records of editors and reporters at The Associated Press in a leak investigation, but said he was unaware of the details because he had recused himself from the leak case.

  • Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Grassley to Holder: Prove claim about Bush-era gun probe

    The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee challenged Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday to "produce any evidence" proving his claim that a prior attorney general knew about a gunrunning investigation during the Bush administration or apologize "if no such evidence is available."

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    Mukasey defends memo writers

  • Mukasey slated to testify Jan. 30

    Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 30, his first appearance before the panel since it came close to rejecting him last fall over his refusal to characterize as torture an interrogation technique known as "waterboarding."

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  • He mentioned no names, but former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo is facing at least one civil lawsuit and demands for his firing from Berkeley Law School over the memos concluding that the president has broad wartime authority that domestic law and international bans on torture do not limit.

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  • He told Boston College Law School graduates yesterday that lawyers doing their part to protect the country in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks should not now be held liable or face criminal charges for doing so.

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