President Bush announced Monday his nomination of retired federal judge Michael Mukasey to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general. Two former U.S. attorneys discuss the selection.
The successor to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will inherit a Justice Department with several top-level vacancies, low staff morale, and more than 100,000 employees. Two attorneys who served in Republican and Democratic administrations discuss the department's future.
Pressure had been building for months in Washington surrounding the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and his departure was finally announced on Monday. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the politically-charged announcement.
The resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came suddenly with a brief statement on Monday morning. Two attorneys from the Bush and Clinton administrations discuss the legal and political ramifications of his departure.
The Justice Department is considering new rules that could give Attorney General Alberto Gonzales power to expedite death penalty cases. Legal experts discuss the proposed changes.
Senate Democrats requested a perjury investigation for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales after testimony from FBI Director Robert Mueller raised questions about his credibility. Former Justice Department officials discuss the situation.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday, fielding questions about his interaction with former Attorney General John Ashcroft and about the firings of U.S. attorneys.
President Bush refused to rule out a pardon for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Tuesday, the day after he commuted the former aide's prison term, evoking emotions from both sides of the aisle. Two experts give their views.
A Senate panel approved a bill Thursday allowing detainees in Guantanamo Bay to challenge their "enemy combatant" status. The NewsHour reports on the details of the current legal process available to detainees.
Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey testified before the Senate Tuesday on a 2004 standoff between himself and then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales over President Bush's wiretapping program. Margaret Warner reports on Comey's testimony.
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