Oversight of the Department of Justice, Hearing Before the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session, July 25, 2002 [open pdf - 10MB]
The purpose of this hearing is to examine oversight of the Department of Justice. Committee Chairman Senator Patrick J. Leahy made the following remarks in his opening statement, "Today, oversight is even more important than ever, not only as a check, but to check whether the actions being taken by the Federal law enforcement agencies under your direction are necessary, are warranted, and are going to deal most effectively with the domestic front of the ongoing war on terrorism. Last fall when we worked together to enact the counter-terrorism bill, I said that with all its new authorizations for Government power, oversight of how the law is being used will be crucially important. This committee has worked hard to follow through on that belief and that pledge." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Maria Cantwell, Russell D. Feingold, Charles E. Grassley, Orrin G. Hatch, Edward M. Kennedy, Herbert Kohl, Jon Kyl, Patrick J. Leahy, Charles E. Schumer, Jeff Sessions, Arlen Specter, Strom Thurmond, John D. Ashcroft, and Daniel J. Bryant.
S. Hrg. 107-1016; Senate Hearing 107-1016; Serial No. J-107-96
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