In Justice: Inside the Scandal That Rocked the Bush Administration [NOOK Book]

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"Packed with previously unrevealed facts, In Justice follows David Iglesias and his colleagues, who would soon be known as the Justice League, as they pieced together the sources and purpose of the conspiracy against them. It reveals how various members of the group viewed their own dismissals, reacted to threats from Justice Department officials designed to ensure their silence, and struggled to find a way to respond to the growing furor over the case." Complete with insights into the power and responsibilities of U.S. Attorneys and an
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Overview

"Packed with previously unrevealed facts, In Justice follows David Iglesias and his colleagues, who would soon be known as the Justice League, as they pieced together the sources and purpose of the conspiracy against them. It reveals how various members of the group viewed their own dismissals, reacted to threats from Justice Department officials designed to ensure their silence, and struggled to find a way to respond to the growing furor over the case." Complete with insights into the power and responsibilities of U.S. Attorneys and an impassioned plea for their historic independence, the rule of law, and insulation from politics, In Justice is a compelling, real-life political thriller that takes you deep inside the Bush administration's darkest moment.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

A U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico from 2000 to 2007, Iglesias has written an eye-opening account of his role in exposing the Justice Department scandal that began with the firing of seven District Attorneys and ended (arguably) with the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Talented, Hispanic, evangelical, a military veteran and a loyal Bush supporter, Iglesias's star was still on the rise when, in late 2006, he was asked to resign his job. All he could learn was that the decision had come "from on high," and that he was only one of seven asked to resign the same day. On this guided tour, Iglesias claims shocking attempts to "co-opt the Justice Department for political ends" with statements that as early as 2003, U.S. Attorneys were being pressured to purge Democrats from voter rolls wherever possible; Iglesias says he was thrown under the bus after refusing to release sealed details of an ongoing prosecution that would scandalize Democratic contenders in a local 2006 race. Iglesias's text, like his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, implicates a number of big dogs, including Gonzales and Karl Rove, as well as the President. Thorough and troubling, this record is a must-read for anyone who got caught up in the unfolding controversy.
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The politically motivated firings of seven U.S. attorneys by the Bush administration in late 2006 became a major scandal in the following year. Iglesias, one of those fired federal prosecutors, here recounts the events leading up to and following his ouster. A former Navy JAG and self-professed Republican Party faithful, Iglesias was surprised, angered, and hurt when his party turned against him after he refused to bring indictments against high-profile Democrats in the run-up to the 2006 elections. This anger and hurt comes through in the book, and not to its advantage; the narrative is emotional but not moving, detailed but not compelling. In different hands, this story would likely shock the reader; what Iglesias shares is certainly distressing. Unfortunately, he offers no real additional details, suggestions, or insights into the accounts we already have from the press; instead, we get mostly Iglesias's personal feelings as he endured what must have been an extraordinarily trying time. An optional purchase for public libraries with strong or popular current affairs collections.
—Rachel Bridgewater

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* A U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico from 2000 to 2007, Iglesias has written an eye-opening account of his role in exposing the Justice Department scandal that began with the firing of seven District Attorneys and ended (arguably) with the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Talented, Hispanic, evangelical, a military veteran and a loyal Bush supporter, Iglesias’s star was still on the rise when, in late 2006, he was asked to resign his job. All he could learn was that the decision had come “from on high,” and that he was only one of seven asked to resign the same day. On this guided tour, Iglesias claims shocking attempts to “co-opt the Justice Department for political ends” with statements that as early as 2003, U.S. Attorneys were being pressured to purge Democrats from voter rolls wherever possible; Iglesias says he was thrown under the bus after refusing to release sealed details of an ongoing prosecution that would scandalize Democratic contenders in a local 2006 race. Iglesias’s text, like his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, implicates a number of big dogs, including Gonzales and Karl Rove, as well as the President. Thorough and troubling, this record is a must-read for anyone who got caught up in the unfolding controversy. (June) RED STAR REVIEW (Publishers Weekly Online, June 2, 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620458921
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 246
  • File size: 720 KB

Meet the Author

DAVID IGLESIAS served as United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico from 2001 to 2007. He headed a panel that advised former Attorney General John Ashcroft on border security issues. A former White House Fellow, he is also a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

DAVIN SEAY is the coauthor of numerous books, including With God on Our Side: One Man's War against an Evangelical Coup in America's Military.

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Table of Contents

1 For such a time as this 1

2 In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty 17

3 The pleasure of the president 43

4 The cut 61

5 Caged 77

6 The link 99

7 A few more good men, and women 117

8 Fallout 139

9 Performance related 155

10 The justice league 173

11 All roads lead to love 195

12 Fredo 215

Epilogue 231

App. A Letter from Senator Charles Schumer to Alberto Gonzalez 235

App. B Excerpt from the National Association of Former United States Attorneys resolution 237

Index 239

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