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Did Foley Run Afoul of New D.C. Sex Law? Body: Mark Foley’s moral troubles are well documented. Less clear is his legal standing. • Panel Politics When Judge Anna Diggs Taylor, a Jimmy Carter appointee, ruled President George W. Bush’s warrantless surveillance program illegal and unconstitutional this summer, conservatives were quick to criticize the ruling as the product of a liberal-activist judicial appointee. • DOJ Shuffle Body: The rule of thumb in Washington is the longer your title, the less important you are. Not so for William Moschella who’s taken over as the new principal associate deputy attorney general at the Justice Department. • Triple Play Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw appointed Kenneth Geller, the partner in charge of its D.C. office, to join its new tripartite management team, which will take over when Chairman Ty Fahner steps down next spring. • Wainstein Watch It may have taken Congress and the Justice Department five years to create a new National Security Division within the DOJ, but Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Wainstein has moved quickly to name his front-office staff. • Anywhere but Algeria Guant�namo Bay detainee Abu Muhammed wants to be free. But Muhammed, who is no longer considered an enemy combatant, is afraid that the government will send him back to his native Algeria, from which he fled in 1989. • Mike Meets Reed A cooperating witness can be a wild card for prosecutors. And last week, defense attorney Reid Weingarten tried to turn the table on the government’s star witness in its case against D.C. development mogul Douglas Jemal. • Still Smoking A federal judge last week denied a government request to order a public interest group to return Justice Department e-mails the agency says the group is improperly holding. • Tax Revolt Michael Stephens hates the Internal Revenue Service. He believes it steals his money, and he won’t stand for it. “That’s all we are, is slaves,” says the 49-year-old truck driver from Georgia, who sued the agency. • In The Firms Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe expanded its public-finance practice last week as its D.C. office welcomed two new additions from Hunton & Williams. Former D.C. Bar President Pauline Schneider joins as partner, while Darrin Glymph comes on board as counsel.

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