Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mukasey Coasts Thru Confirmation Hearings

Michael Mukasey, the President's nominee for Attorney General, testified at his confirmation hearings yesterday. According to press reports, it seems that he has struck the balance between law enforcement and civil liberties, although he did not comment on the government's controversial wire-tapping program.

I have the pleasure of appearing before Judge Mukasey when he was sitting in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and found him to be a thoughtful and insightful jurist. While I was somewhat surprised that the President nominated him for the post, I was not surprised to learn that his confirmation hearings are going smoothly.

Hopefully, he can turn the Justice Department around, restore some of our lost constitutional rights, and get law enforcement moving in the right direction again.
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