Protesters hold up signs outside of Federal Hall during a demonstration against then-U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft in 2003 in New York City.

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As It Turns 10, Patriot Act Remains Controversial

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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has criticized the Obama administration's stance on the detainee policy in the defense bill.

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Big Fight Brewing In Senate Over Defense Policy Bill

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Businesses Push Back On Foreign Bribery Law

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Attorney General Eric Holder, shown testifying on Capitol Hill this year, is in the spotlight because of emails and other documents that indicate he seems to have known about the Fast and Furious gun-trafficking operation earlier than he said.

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Holder Takes Heat Over 'Fast And Furious' Scandal

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Debate Erupts Over Legality Of Awlaki's Killing

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In this artist rendering, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab stands with his attorney Miriam Siefer before U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds in federal court in Detroit, Sept. 13, 2010. Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up an Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight on Christmas in 2009, fired his lawyers and is now representing himself. Carole Kabrin/AP hide caption

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'Underwear Bomber' Set To Act As His Own Lawyer

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Judge Dismisses Challenge To Election Monitoring

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Could Texas' Redistricting Leave Latinos Behind?

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Md. Health Care Co. Maxim Settles DOJ Fraud Probe

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DOJ Accuses Puerto Rico Police Of Civil Rights Abuses

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