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Mukasey: Hack

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On August 12, 2008
Rule of law! “But not every wrong, or even every violation of the law, is a crime.” But I was informed by the highly serious priests of High Contrarianism that Mukasey’s need to work with Congress would provide powerful disincentives against this sort of thing! I’m shocked that this didn’t work. In addition, Marcy Wheeler […]

Wooden Puppet

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On February 11, 2008
Good to see the fine folks in Tuscaloosa grasp what the Washington Post was unable to: Michael Mukasey may have a distinguished career as a judge but as U.S. attorney general, he’s a loser. For all the interest he has shown in the duties of his new office, we may as well have a smiling […]

Mukasey is In.

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On November 9, 2007
53-40, even without a disavowal of torture. Apparently Clinton, Obama, Biden and Dodd didn’t think this one was important enough to get to D.C. for. Or, more likely, they didn’t want to cast a vote that could be used against them in the election.

The Good and the Ugly

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On November 4, 2007

Feingold announces his opposition to Mukasey. Good, even if moot. I hadn’t intended to write about the sellout by Feinstein and Schumer; it was too depressingly predictable. And, as my essay lay

Shocks the Conscience

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On October 29, 2007

Jamie Mayerfeld contributes to the anti-Mukasey chorus: Mukasey’s evasions prove his unfitness for the job. If the Senate confirms him, it will share responsibility for torture, because it will

The Case Against Mukasey

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On October 26, 2007

I lay it out in a new article at TAP. This is a difficult question; I fully expected to support the nomination, and I certainly don’t think that there will be a better candidate. The bottom line

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