September 16, 2007
Any thoughts about Mukasey as the new AG?
As this AP story details, "President Bush has settled on Michael B. Mukasey, a retired federal judge from New York, to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general and will announce his selection Monday, a source familiar with the president's decision said Sunday evening."
Though I know Mukasey's impressive resume and reputation, I do not know much more about the former federal district judge. (Jeralyn at TalkLeft provides a profile here.) Do any readers have thoughts on this new AG, particularly sentencing thoughts?
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My recollection is that President Reagan appointed Mukasey to the Federal Bench as a reward for his "valiant," but failed attempt to prevent the State of New York from revoking Roy Cohn's license to practice law. In the only case I had which was assigned to him, he was autocratic and quick to shoot from the hip.
Posted by: Richard L. Steinberg | Sep 17, 2007 7:16:54 AM
he swore in Giuliani as mayor, and is currently a legal adviser to Giuliani's campaign.
go read the diary, and the NYDN story linked therein
Posted by: scribe | Sep 17, 2007 12:29:50 PM
Mukasey on Feeney Amendment, as reported in 12/8/03 NYT article:
For all their concerns about the law, many judges are adamant that they will not be intimidated. "They can have their blacklist," said Chief Judge Michael B. Mukasey of United States District Court in Manhattan. "But we have life tenure."
Posted by: Sam Buell | Sep 17, 2007 12:42:55 PM
An article by Mukasey ('04)on the Patriot Act:
Posted by: | Sep 17, 2007 5:27:16 PM