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Department Of Justice

  1. equal rites
    More Federal Cases Against DOMA PlannedTwo more cases will be filed today against the Defense of Marriage Act.
  2. department of justice
    ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Is Temporarily BackThat was fast.
  3. don't ask don't tell
    Obama Administration Requests an Immediate Stay on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell InjunctionPresident Obama prefers an “orderly” legislative repeal.
  4. justice
    Reverse Racism and Cover-ups at the DOJ or an Anti-Obama Campaign?Potentially explosive testimony from the former head of the Department of Justice’s Voting Rights Section.
  5. today in torture
    Today in Torture: Even If We Did Investigate Bush Lawyers, Could We Prosecute?Oh, and about that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
  6. early and often
    Your Evening Reading: The Bush-Era Terror MemosObama authorizes the release of memos detailing previous interrogation tactics.
  7. in other news
    Michael Mukasey: Republican of the New York VarietyRemember when George Bush appointed New York judge Michael Mukasey to be United States attorney general? And we kinda decided we liked him because he has amazing New York street cred? Well, he went on to lose some of his fan base because of his hard-to-understand stance on torture, specifically waterboarding. (C’mon, everybody’s doing it!) It was a big deal, because lately one’s position on torture is the Bush administration’s litmus test for attorneys general. It used to be abortion or gay marriage that made or broke someone in the eyes of the Bushies. Those days are over, it seems, as is the policy of attorneys general to shun all things gay. The Washington Post today reports that Mukasey lifted a ban, in place since the reign of Ashcroft, on the use of e-mail, bulletin boards, and easels in the Department of Justice to promote the gay group DOJ Pride. They will also be allowed to hold an annual celebration, which they have been banned from doing since 2003. Mukasey even said he’d host it in one of the DOJ’s buildings. Aw! Conservative and tolerant: We knew he was a New Yorker under it all. Attorney General Reverses Curbs on Gay Group at Justice Department [Washington Post]