September 17th, 2007
08:45 AM ET
14 years ago

Official: Former judge will be named to replace Alberto Gonzales

Michael Mukasey presided over high-profile trials on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush will announce Monday morning that he has chosen a former federal judge, Michael Mukasey, as attorney general, according to a senior administration official.

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

"Judge Mukasey has a wealth of legal and judicial experience and has a superb reputation for his fairness, intellect and dedication to public service," the senior administration official said.

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  1. Anonymous

    I don't trust anyone that is nominated by "W". I'll have to wait and seee..

    September 17, 2007 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  2. David, Encinitas, CA

    The first comments from those of the far right (see Brian Burch) were regarding this candidates views on abortion. What exactly do they expect the AG to do with regards to what is a legal right in this country? Perhaps this is a good litmus test – if Brian Burch and his ilk don't like the guy, he's probabably going to uphold the law.

    September 17, 2007 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  3. HAWK,TEXAS

    LETS JUST THAT THIS IS A MAN THAT HAS RESPECT FOR THE LAW AND IS NOT ANOTHER BUSH LAP DOG LIKE GONZALES,

    September 17, 2007 11:12 am at 11:12 am |