Holder Defends Handling of Abdulmutallab – CBS News

Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he made the decision to charge the Christmas Day terror suspect in civilian court rather than the military system, with no objection from all the other relevant departments of the government.In a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell PDF, the attorney general wrote that the FBI told its […]

Andrew C. McCarthy: The Attorney and the General – National Review Online

Michael Hayden, the former CIA director, penned a superb op-ed in the Washington Post on Sunday. Succinctly, he tallies the wages of having Attorney General Eric Holder make national-security decisions. Unlike the attorney general, Hayden is a real general, and very much worth heeding. He shows that these decisions have been premised on left-wing political […]

Jim Geraghty: The Travails of Martha Coakley – National Review Online

Presumably Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts attorney general aiming to be that state’s next U.S. senator, has more political skill than she’s demonstrated in recent days. She must be on a spectacularly ill-timed run of bad luck and rookie mistakes. As Republican Scott Brown has roared from unknown to potential upset winner, Coakley came under fire […]

Obama: No Gitmo transfers to Yemen ‘at this time’ – POLITICO.com

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States will halt all transfers of Guantanamo prisoners to Yemen for now, but insisted he is not wavering in his commitment to shut down the prison for terror suspects. “Given the unsettled situation, I’ve spoken to the attorney general and we’ve agreed that we will not be […]

James Kirchick: Why shouldn’t we waterboard Abdulmutallab? – Daily News

Picture this hypothetical situation: A member of Al Qaeda boards a transatlantic flight bearing 269 passengers and crew headed for a major American city – let’s just say Detroit – with powdered explosives stitched into his undergarments. As the plane makes its final descent, the terrorist at this point in our narrative, that’s what he […]

Interview With Robert Morgenthau: Obama “smoking pot” if he thinks “being nice” to Iran is “going to get him anywhere” – WSJ.com

In the criminal justice system, the people of Manhattan have been represented for 35 years by New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. This is his story.Mr. Morgenthau, who inspired the original D.A. character on the television program “Law and Order,” will retire on Thursday at age 90. Much of the barely fictitious drama is […]

Carter Says Sorry to Jews, Apology Not Linked to Grandson’s Political Ambitions – FOXNews.com

Jimmy Carter’s recent apology to Jews for actions he acknowledged have stigmatized Israel is not timed to a decision by his grandson on whether to enter Georgia politics, the former president told an online Jewish news agency this week.Atlanta attorney Jason Carter, 34, is debating whether to run for Georgia’s state Senate from the district […]

Harold Koh

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For the entire Harold Koh profile, click here. Selected highlights from the Harold Koh profile: Born in Boston, Massachusetts in December 1954, Harold Hongju Koh is an attorney of Korean-American heritage…. In 2009 President Barack Obama nominated him to be the Legal Advisor to the U.S. State Department. Koh is an advocate of transnationalism, a concept that argues in […]

An Important Statement from Kahlid Sheikh Mohammed – by Tom Trento

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I’m on my way back to Ground Zero … make sure I get this stuff: