If and When Democrats Keep the House, Conyers Should Remind Holder the Import of Congressional Oversight

By: Monday September 20, 2010 3:14 pm

I realize the odds of Democrats keeping the House are not all that great. But I also know that the DCCC is far more competent than the RNCC; DCCC has managed to win just about every challenging election of late. So let’s just say Democrats keep the House and with it John Conyers his gavel. [...]

Adam Schiff Advocates Gutting Miranda

By: Saturday July 31, 2010 5:16 am

Adam Schiff–a CA Democrat (!)–just filed a bill aiming to not only give prosecutors 4 days to question “terror suspects” before bringing them to court, but also expressing the will of Congress to let them delay Mirandizing suspects “as long as is necessary.” The bill filed Thursday by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) would change federal [...]

Eric Holder Visits HJC

By: Thursday May 13, 2010 7:26 am

You can watch along at CSPAN3 or the Committee Stream. Republican talking point of the day seems to be that Obama’s Counterterrorism approach is to have incompetent terrorists. Nadler wastes no time to pitch his State Secrets bill. Go Nadler! “Those rules [Obama's state secrets compromise] still reserve unaccountable review to the executive.” Lungren has [...]

Steven Bradbury Didn’t Disclose His Appendix M Opinion to Congress

By: Tuesday March 30, 2010 12:47 pm

As I posted a week ago, in April 2006 Steven Bradbury wrote one of the most egregious of all the egregious torture memos, one approving the new Army Field Manual, including its Appendix M laying out more intense interrogation methods. While the legal analysis of the memo was, itself, fairly nondescript, the analysis in the [...]

Conyers Asks for the White House Side of Yoo and Philbin’s Emails

By: Monday March 1, 2010 10:31 am

The letter the National Archives wrote to DOJ last week inquiring about John Yoo’s missing emails focused on DOJ’s violation–as a Federal Agency–of the Federal Records Act. Now, John Conyers is taking the reverse approach–asking for email exchanges to which the White House was a party–which would be preserved pursuant to the Presidential Records Act. [...]

Conyers v. Obama: The “Demeaning Team”

By: Wednesday December 9, 2009 4:42 am

John Conyers is like the rest of progressives who fell in love with Obama the person and not Obama the moderate.

More Proposed Oversight from John Conyers

By: Tuesday October 20, 2009 3:35 pm

John Conyers has submitted three more bills designed to increase versigh tof the executive branch.

Conyers to Holder: Give Us the 215 Info

By: Monday October 5, 2009 4:58 pm

I guess I’m not the only one who noticed that DOJ is trying to reauthorize Section 215 without leveling with the American people how they’re using it. John Conyer, Jerrold Nadler, and Bobby Scott have written Eric Holder, requesting that he make more information on the way Section 215 is used public.

Karl Rove: That’s Why They Call It a Limited Hang-Out

By: Friday July 31, 2009 9:15 pm

Now why do you suppose Robert Luskin went to the trouble of orchestrating a limited hang-out in the NYT and WaPo yesterday?

Anyone Having 2006 Flashbacks?

By: Tuesday July 7, 2009 6:32 pm

Karl Rove had a 8.5 hour deposition today.

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