Additional Frequently Requested Documents

Senior Leadership Memoranda

Deputy Attorney General memorandum on Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations (December 12, 2006) [this supersedes Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations (January 20, 2003)]

Attorney General memorandum regarding the 5th Circuit United States Court of Appeals decision in United States v. Emerson (November 9, 2001)

Deputy Attorney General memorandum concerning DOJ policy regarding disclosure of Office of Professional Responsibility investigations of accusations of Department attorney misconduct (December 13, 1993)

Attorney General Biddle's Memorandum on Revoking the Use of Danger Classification of Individuals (July 16, 1943)

Communications with Congress

Interim Report to Congress on The Feasibility of Performing Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Background Checks on Individuals that Participate in National Service Programs (June 3, 2010)

Correspondence Between Former Senator Biden and the Office of the Attorney General (January 31, 2007 to February 2, 2008)

Statement of Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey Before the Permanent House Select Committee on Intelligence House of Representatives Concerning Reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act (May 11, 2005)

Correspondence between the Department of Justice and members of Congress concerning the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks (September – November 2001)

Records pertaining to a 2000 request by Senator John Ashcroft to Attorney General Janet Reno concerning access to the National Crime Information Center System, and efforts to pass "Jake's Law" (March – July 2000)

Cooperation, Comity, and Confrontation:  Congressional Oversight of the Executive Branch (January 27, 2000)

The Five-Year Interagency Counterterrorism and Technology Crime Plan, submitted to Congress on December 30, 1998 (September 1999)


Support for the Department in Conducting an Analysis of Diversity in the Attorney Workforce, Final Report (June 14, 2002) (unredacted version including survey questions)

Final Report of the Attorney General's Review Team on the Handling of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Investigation ("The Bellows Report") (May 2000)

Judicial Appointment Documents

Presidential Commissions on Selected Current and Former Justices of the Supreme Court (December 1971 to January 2006)

Oath of office for Judge Joe Heaton

Oath of office for Judge Samuel Cummings

Oath of office for Judge Willis B. Hunt, Jr.

Oath of office for Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan

Additional Departmental Records and Topics

Email on Clemency Project 2014 (April 2014 - June 2014)

Documents released in response to a FOIA request for records pertaining to ATF Operation Fast and Furious (2011)

Records pertaining to allegations that the Drummond Company aided or had contact with a Colombian paramilitary group (June 2003 – June 2007)

Letters and e-mail concerning the hiring and firing of U.S. Attorneys (May 2007)

Attorney General's Guidelines Regarding the Use of FBI Confidential Human Sources  (December 23, 2020) [this supersedes Attorney General’s Guidelines Regarding the use of FBI Confidential Human Sources (December 13, 2006)]

Attorney General Order 3019-2008 (November 26, 2008) conforms these Guidelines with the Attorney General’s Guidelines for Domestic FBI Operations (September 29, 2008)


FY 2000 Budget Submitted by Office of Special Counsel (Waco Investigation) to the Office of the Deputy Attorney General (December 3, 1999)

Evaluation of the Handling of the Branch Davidian Stand-off in Waco, Texas (October 8, 1993)

Report to the Deputy Attorney General on the Events at Waco, Texas (October 8, 1993)


Departmental Legal Positions and Policies in Light of Blakely v. Washington (July 2, 2004)

Community Corrections Center Placement of Offenders Sentenced to Terms of Imprisonment Under Federal Sentencing Guidelines (December 16, 2002)


The Office of Professional Responsibility's investigation of DOJ's involvement in the National Security Agency's terrorist surveillance program One | Two (January – June 2006)

NSA's Terrorist Surveillance Program (December 16, 2005 to March 24, 2006)

Documents "related to or used in the process of producing" specific materials relating to the National Security Agency terrorist surveillance program (December 2005)

Lawful, Warrantless Monitoring of Verbal Communications (May 30, 2002) [this supersedes Procedures for Lawful, Warrantless Monitoring of Verbal Communications (January 20, 1998)]

Updated October 20, 2022

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