The Committee feed is screwy right now, but cspan.org is carrying it. Pat Leahy will not be there today; he’s at a funeral. I don’t know if Herb Kohl (who will act as Chair) had an opening statement or not. But Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is up now whining about civilian trials. (Incidentally, at 10, the [...]
|By: emptywheel Wednesday April 14, 2010 6:42 am|
|By: emptywheel Saturday March 27, 2010 6:58 am|
Jeff Sessions has already seized on yesterday’s release of DOJ’s list of 390 terrorist convictions and twisted it to sustain his claim that we need to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a military commission. Much of his response consists of making non-specific claims about individuals on the list in an attempt to minimize the applicability [...]
|By: emptywheel Friday March 26, 2010 11:47 am|
The Department of Justice has just sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee answering early questions about how many terrorists have been convicted or plead guilty in civilian courts. Between those convicted of terrorism-related crimes (150) and individuals with ties to international terrorism convicted of other crimes (like obstruction or perjury–the total here is [...]
|By: emptywheel Thursday March 11, 2010 11:24 am|
John Kyl has officially announced he intends to waste an oversight hearing on March 23 beating up Eric Holder because he did not disclose an amicus brief opposing unlimited Presidential power. Kyl told members of the committee that panel Republicans will question the Attorney General about his 2004 amicus brief that recommended the Supreme Court [...]
|By: emptywheel Wednesday March 10, 2010 7:50 pm|
As Jake Tapper reports, the next attack the McCarthyites have planned is on Eric Holder, for once saying in an amicus curiae brief that it’s possible following the Constitution will make it harder to detain potential terrorists. In 2004 Attorney General Eric Holder was one of four former Clinton administration officials offering an amicus brief [...]
|By: emptywheel Wednesday June 17, 2009 7:22 am|
Holder visits SJC.
|By: emptywheel Thursday March 12, 2009 6:39 am|
Dawn Johnsen is being considered in SJC today. When the Republicans start making incendiary claims about her, call them and remind them that, unlike John Yoo, she has promised to use a non-politicized method to put respect for the law back in OLC memos.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday February 6, 2008 8:10 am|
Russ Feingold tries to save the Constitution.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday January 30, 2008 7:06 am|
Arlen Specter, Chuck Grassley, Herb Kohl, Jeff Sessions, Joe Biden, Pat Leahy, Sam Brownback, and Ted Kennedy question Mukasey.
|By: emptywheel Monday January 28, 2008 7:51 am|
Jeff Sessions is helping the Administration evade the Presidential Records Act. That shouldn’t be a surprise, though, because Sessions and the Administration have been protecting each other for some time.