Congress is close to enacting the most significant boost in three decades in the independence of the cadre of government watchdogs -- federal inspectors general -- but the lawmakers have retreated from a key change involving the U.S. Department of Justice. The Inspector General Reform Act of 2008 passed only after the lawmakers agreed to an amendment that deleted a provision giving Justice's Office of Inspector General jurisdiction to investigate misconduct allegations against department attorneys.
Inspectors General May Get More Power
The National Law Journal
May 5, 2008