For the DOJ, it was a week that might have echoed the toughest days of the Bush era. First, the department got a very public spanking from a federal judge for mishandling the corruption case against former Sen. Ted Stevens. Then, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. replaced the longtime head of the Office of Professional Responsibility with a veteran prosecutor. The thing that may have made last week quite different from the Bush years was the public response by, and the political reaction to, Holder and the DOJ.
Attorney General Weathers Stevens Fallout -- for Now
April 13, 2009