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How Will Obama Change the Department of Justice?

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The U.S. Department of Justice has made a few headlines over the past 24 hours. The Attorney General's collapse in Washington last night is dominating the news just a day after a federal judge ruled that five Algerian men held as enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay should be freed.

The D.O.J. has been front and center in these controversies on issues ranging from domestic surveillance to the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques that many view as torture. So what will an Obama administration need to do to restore public faith in the D.O.J. and its stated mission – to enforce the law, and to defend the interests of the United States according to the law?

To find out, we're joined in the studio by Jim Ferguson, a former U.S. prosecutor who's now a partner at Mayer Brown. Also with us is University of Chicago law Professor David Strauss, who has worked in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel – he joins us from the university's Hyde Park campus.

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