Legal news from Sunday, September 16, 2007
18:09 EDT

[JURIST] President Bush has decided to nominate retired federal judge Michael B. Mukasey [PBWT profile; New York Sun profile] as the next US attorney general succeeding the resigned Alberto Gonzales and will formally announce his pick Monday, according to administration and Republican Party sources cited in media reports late Sunday. [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] Japanese House of Representatives member Yasuo Fukuda [official website, in Japanese; Wikipedia profile], the leading candidate to succeed former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe [JURIST news archive], said Sunday that the coalition government under the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) [party website] may take the unusual step of renewing the controversial [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] Former federal judge Michael B. Mukasey [PBWT profile] is emerging as the leading candidate to head the US Department of Justice, the New York Times and AP reported Saturday. Mukasey, who retired from the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in 2006 after 18 years, [read more]

08:09 EDT

[JURIST] US Assistant Attorney General Kenneth L. Wainstein [official profile], head of the US Department of Justice's National Security Division (NSD) [official website], is seeking to reassure members of Congress that the Protect America Act 2007 [S 1927 materials] is not over-broad and will not allow government authorities to conduct [read more]

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