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Michael Mukasey

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  • Senate widens probe of destroyed tapes

    Senate widens probe of destroyed tapes
    Lawmakers leading the Senate investigation of the CIA's destruction of interrogation videotapes said there were gaps in the testimony of CIA Director Michael V. Hayden on Tuesday and outlined plans to call a series of witnesses as part of an expanding...
  • Justice Dept. accused of blocking Gonzales probe

    The government agency that enforces one of the principal laws aimed at keeping politics out of the civil service has accused the Justice Department of blocking its investigation into alleged politicizing of the department under former Atty. Gen. Alberto...
  • Bush administration changes rules on deportation challenges

    The Bush administration strikes again. The latest in its series of last-minute policy changes comes from the Department of Justice. In a ruling issued Wednesday, Atty. Gen. Michael B. Mukasey wiped out decades of court opinions and Board of Immigration...
  • Clarifying the war on terror

    Asked about a possible investigation of the excesses of the Bush administration's war on terror, President Obama said, "I'm more interested in looking forward than I am in looking backwards." That may be harder after new revelations of affronts to the...
  • Holder passes the test

    Holder passes the test
    After appropriately questioning Atty. Gen.-designate Eric H. Holder Jr. about his past conduct and plans for the Justice Department, the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved his nomination by a lopsided margin. Holder deserves an equally overwhelming...
  • Investigating the Gonzales era

    U.S. Atty. Gen. Michael B. Mukasey wisely has accepted a recommendation by two watchdog agencies that he name a special prosecutor to determine whether laws were broken in the firing of nine U.S. attorneys. But even if there is no finding of criminality,...
  • As DNA test backlogs soar, U.S. cuts funding

    Last summer, the Los Angeles Police Department was dealt a rude shock. Expecting nearly $1 million in federal grant money to help cover the cost of analyzing DNA evidence in rape cases and other violent crimes, the department was awarded only half that...
  • Torture in the court

    Today, Carter and Korb address the legal questions surrounding the use of torture against Guantanamo detainees. Previously, they discussed the extent to which Congress should intervene in military matters and evaluated the actions of Adm. William J....
  • Is Bush tying Obama's hands?

    Is Bush tying Obama's hands?
    Today's topic: In its final months, the Bush administration has issued dozens of "midnight regulations" -- rule changes that can have far-reaching effects but need no debate in Congress -- including permitting mining near the Grand Canyon and taking...
  • Bush's pardon prospects

    Bush's pardon prospects
    Today's topic: President Bush has issued few pardons compared to his predecessors, especially Bill Clinton. Is he missing an opportunity to correct some wrongs, or is he doing the right thing? Who, if anyone, should Bush pardon that he hasn't yet? I....
  • Letters to the editor

    The writers strike: between the lines Re "Hollywood writers strike as talks fail," Nov. 5 The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers has been so arrogantly intransigent throughout the last four months of negotiations that the impasse was...