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Democrats demand DOJ interrogation memos
Leading Democrats on Capitol Hill on Thursday demanded that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) hand over two 2005 legal opinions that reportedly endorse severe interrogation techniques . Earlier Thursday, the New York Times first reported that the (More)
Leahy flags issues of 'concern' in letter to AG nominee Mukasey
US Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) listed what he described as topics of "concern" to be addressed in the upcoming Senate confirmation hearings for former federal judge and US Attorney General nominee Michael B. Mukasey [WH (More)
Mukasey promises greater DOJ independence: Leahy
Former federal judge and US Attorney General nominee Michael B. Mukasey [WH factsheet; PBWT profile] will forbid US Department of Justice (DOJ) employees from discussing sensitive cases with outside agencies if he is confirmed as attorney general, (More)
Mukasey AG nomination gets hesitant support from Senate Democrats
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have generally reacted favorably to President Bush's Monday nomination of former federal judge Michael B. Mukasey [WH factsheet; PBWT profile] as the US Attorney General, showing support for Bush's bi-partisan effo (More)
Bush formally nominates Mukasey as US attorney general, resurrects Keisler as interim
US President George W. Bush Monday nominated retired federal judge Michael B. Mukasey [WH fact sheet; PBWT profile] to serve as the next attorney general of the United States. Mukasey, 66, retired from the US District Court for the Southern Distric (More)
Bush nominating retired judge Mukasey as attorney general: reports
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 ad (More)
Ex-federal judge Mukasey emerges as leading US attorney general candidate
Former federal judge Michael B. Mukasey 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 (More)
AUMF and the Ever-Increasing Importance of Padilla
JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Vladeck of the University of Miami School of Law says that for all the issues presented at various junctures by the Jose Padilla case, none is more important - nor, at this point, more politically sensitive - than that (More)