BREAKING NEWS ~ Bush picks appeals judge Chertoff for Homeland Security post Bernard Hibbitts at 9:46 AM ET
[JURIST] AP is reporting that President Bush has selected US Third Circuit Court of Appeals judge and former Assistant Attorney General Michael Chertoff [US DOJ resume, 2003] to be the new secretary of Homeland Security, according to officials speaking Tuesday. The President's previous nominee, former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, withdrew his name from consideration after revelations about non-payment of taxes for a domestic employee and problematic business connections.
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