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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gonzales left DOJ as AG resignation took effect
Clay Flaherty at 12:00 AM ET

On September 14, 2007, Alberto Gonzales officially resigned from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) as the US Attorney General. Gonzales served a turbulent two-and-a-half years in the Bush administration after he was nominated in February 2005 to replace John Ashcroft. He was ultimately forced to resign after allegations that he improperly fired eight US Attorneys for political reasons and perjured himself while testify before Congress. Gonzales's legacy as AG included the War on Terror and implementation of military commissions to try Guantanamo detainees.

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

Learn more about Alberto Gonzales from the JURIST news archive, and you can read commentary on the issue from Guest Columnist Jordan Paust on JURIST Forum.

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