September 17th, 2007
11:00 AM ET
7 years ago

Bush nominates Mukasey

President Bush with Michael Mukasey in the White House Rose Garden Monday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush announced Monday morning that he has chosen a former federal judge, Michael Mukasey, as attorney general.

If confirmed by the Senate, Mukasey will replace Alberto Gonzales.

Bush touted Mukasey's record in a Rose Garden announcement.

"Judge Mukasey was widely admired for his brilliance and his integrity" while on the bench, Bush said.

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  1. TONY PITTS, FAYE

    It's taken this president almost years to do something right. Glade to see him leave office.

    September 17, 2007 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  2. roger, conway sc

    I hate to say this but any credability this man has will be taken away once he signs on to this corrupt, phony, & hypocritical administration...evidentally he has been asleep or does not care about what people will think about legacy.

    September 17, 2007 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  3. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Here's His Honor's official bio, and yes, he will follow Roe and its progeny as he must until they are reversed.

    http://www.fjc.gov/public/home.nsf/hisj

    Mukasey, Michael B.
    Born 1941 in Bronx, NY

    Federal Judicial Service:
    Judge, U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 27, 1987, to a seat vacated by Abraham D. Sofaer; Confirmed by the Senate on November 6, 1987, and received commission on November 9, 1987. Served as chief judge, 2000-2006. Assumed senior status on August 1, 2006. Service terminated on September 9, 2006, due to retirement.

    Education:
    Columbia University, A.B., 1963

    Yale Law School, LL.B., 1967

    Professional Career:
    Private practice, New York City, 1967-1972
    Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1972-1976
    Chief, Official Corruption Unit, 1975-1976
    Private practice, New York City, 1976-1987

    Race or Ethnicity: White

    Gender: Male

    September 17, 2007 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  4. Jeff, Houston, Texas

    This may be the first person touched by George's diseased hand that i can trust, since Powell. But I hate to see good men like this associate with the likes of George Bush.

    September 17, 2007 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |

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