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2006-01-19 17:55:27

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department, facing lawsuits and congressional hearings on President George W. Bush's domestic eavesdropping program, sought on Thursday to persuade congressional leaders the surveillance was lawful and did not violate civil liberties. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who plans to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on February 6, sent a report to Capitol Hill outlining the legal basis for the National Security...

2006-01-19 15:02:10

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc. has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Justice Department to turn over a database of search terms as part of a government probe of online pornography but Google rejected the demand as overreaching by the government. In a Wednesday filing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the Justice Department demanded that Google provide all queries entered on the company's Web search system between June 1 and July 31 of last year....

2006-01-03 19:34:19

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will seek to dismiss more than 180 cases involving inmates at Guantanamo Bay who have challenged their detention in court, court documents showed on Tuesday. The department filed a notice to judges presiding over the cases at the U.S. District Court in Washington to advise them that by the end of next week the Justice Department would file official motions to dismiss the cases. The notice comes a week after...

2006-01-03 19:00:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will seek to dismiss more than 180 cases involving inmates at Guantanamo Bay who have challenged their detention in court, court documents showed on Tuesday. The department filed a notice to judges presiding over the cases at the U.S. District Court in Washington to advise them that by the end of next week the Justice Department would file official motions to dismiss the cases. The notice comes a week after President George W. Bush...

2005-12-30 11:38:35

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating who disclosed a secret domestic eavesdropping operation approved by President George W. Bush after the September 11 attacks, officials said on Friday. "We are opening an investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified materials related to the NSA," an official said on condition of anonymity. Earlier this month, Bush acknowledged the program and called its disclosure to The New York...

2005-12-30 10:41:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation to see who disclosed a secret NSA eavesdropping operation, department officials said on Friday. "We are opening an investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified materials related to the NSA," one official said.

2005-12-30 10:29:39

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation to see who disclosed a secret NSA eavesdropping operation, department officials said on Friday. "We are opening an investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified materials related to the NSA," one official said.

2005-12-01 17:08:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Army officer who served with the U.S. governing administration in Iraq was arrested on charges involving bribery, money laundering and a fraud scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Michael Wheeler, 47, was arrested on Wednesday and was being held in Wisconsin, the department said in a statement. He is the third person charged in the past few weeks in connection with the scheme. The Justice Department said Wheeler was...

2005-11-25 12:26:05

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department's probe of Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff is broader than previously thought, examining his dealings with four lawmakers, former and current congressional aides and two former Bush administration officials, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Prosecutors in the department's public integrity and fraud divisions are looking into Abramoff's dealings with four Republicans -- former House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom...

2005-11-22 23:16:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday moved to dismiss an indictment against Arthur Andersen, the one-time "Big Five" accounting firm that was ruined after being found guilty of destroying documents related to energy company Enron Corp. "The government requests that this Court remand the case to the district court to allow the district court to vacate the conviction and the government to move to dismiss the indictment with prejudice," the Justice Department...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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