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The dangers of an imperial presidency

It's easy to suppose that the Republican wave will put President Obama on the defensive. But that would be a mistake. House Republicans may repeat then-Speaker Newt Gingrich's blunder and shut down the government, but their other weapons are distinctly small-bore. The new congressional committee chairmen will predictably launch investigations into real or imagined scandals, but this will cause political embarrassment, nothing more.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111010/opi_733934328.shtml
Opinion
Outside editorial: Was Padilla subjected to illegal torture?

...at a time and was forcibly "groomed." Padilla asserts that Yoo, a former lawyer in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel and now a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley, should be held personally responsible...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011808/opi_20080118017.shtml
Opinion
Outside editorial: Was Padilla subjected to illegal torture?

...at a time and was forcibly "groomed." Padilla asserts that Yoo, a former lawyer in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel and now a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley, should be held personally responsible...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011808/opi_237832604.shtml
Opinion
Confirmation game: Nasty and brutish

...general's newly appointed special counsel will investigate the application of legal memos produced in the Bush-era Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) even as his own OLC is leaderless. In many cases, Republicans have unjustly delayed confirmation...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083109/opi_488105146.shtml
Monday's must-see TV

...administrations; Olson as George W. Bush's solicitor general and Cooper as an assistant attorney general and head of the Office of Legal Counsel under Ronald Reagan. Yet there conceptions of the law and individual rights have put them on opposite sides...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120910/opi_753606785.shtml
Opinion
We can't forget the past

...former deputy assistant attorney general in Justice's Office of Legal Counsel who was widely seen as the principal architect...Yoo's departure from the government, the embattled Office of Legal Counsel, whose leadership he had been denied, remained...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030409/opi_401011690.shtml
Investigate the origins and the use of torture

...last question. Bybee, now a federal judge, worked with John Yoo and Steven Bradbury in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel. They reported to President Bush's in-house lawyer, Alberto Gonzales, later attorney general. Our...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050609/opi_436914996.shtml
Outside editorial: Unlikely heroes emerge from torture scandal

...the Justice Department's criminal division argued strenuously against harsh techniques, even as colleagues in the Office of Legal Counsel were surreptitiously trying to legally justify those acts. It is disheartening, once again, to read about...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052708/opi_283407953.shtml
Outside editorial: Was Padilla subjected to illegal torture?

...at a time and was forcibly "groomed." Padilla asserts that Yoo, a former lawyer in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel and now a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley, should be held personally responsible...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011808/opi_237832604.shtml
Outside editorial: Justice for homosexuals

...same-sex couple from receiving Social Security benefits from his non-biological parent? The Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel concluded in an opinion made public last month that Elijah, son of Karen and Monique, had a right to those...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070608/opi_300572241.shtml

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