• May 21, 2013  

    Three former Justice Department officials wrote a New York Times op-ed defending the subpoena of Associated Press reporters’ phone records. Gwen Ifill talks with First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams and Michael Mukasey, former U.S. attorney general, about whether the department overreached its authority in its investigations. Continue reading

  • August 23, 2012  

    Boston College acted as a safeguard for the oral histories of former Northern Irish militants. Participants were promised their stories would remain private until their deaths. But new clues in an unsolved murder in Ireland triggered the U.S. Department of Justice to subpoena the tapes. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports. Continue reading

  • October 4, 2007  

    Congress debated a shield law Thursday that would regulate journalists’ relationships with their sources. The NewsHour talks to a legal expert and a former Justice Department official about the proposed legislation. Continue reading

  • March 23, 2007  

    Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the House bill passed on Friday requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq by the fall of 2008 and the constitutional showdown between the president and Congress over the firing of U.S. attorneys. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2007  

    A House panel Wednesday approved subpoenas for Bush administration officials, including Karl Rove, Harriet Miers and Kyle Sampson, in the investigation into the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, but held off issuing them in hopes of avoiding a constitutional confrontation with the White House. Continue reading