It was a rocky week for the Department of Justice. The Ted Stevens case was dismissed, a federal judge questioned the ability of the department to police itself, six prosecutors were targeted in a criminal contempt investigation, and the head of its OPR unit was replaced. While AG Eric Holder was commended for taking swift action in the Stevens matter, a public contempt proceeding could air the department's dirty laundry and invite interference from Capitol Hill.
Holder Weathers Stevens Fallout-For Now
April 13, 2009
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