September 17th, 2007
11:00 AM ET
11 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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    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.

    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.

    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 |