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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Mukasey’s Tenure Tainted by Partisanship

Today, Alliance for Justice released its six-month report on Michael Mukasey’s tenure as Attorney General. Despite hopes that his tenure would turn a new page for the Department, Mr. Mukasey's leadership has followed in the partisan footsteps of his forerunners, John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales.
During his confirmation hearing in October, Mr. Mukasey promised first and foremost to be a lawyer for the people of the United States. He swore to uphold the Constitution and to exercise independent judgment. Both Democrats and Republicans proclaimed their belief that Mr. Mukasey would turn a new page for the Department….[but] his actions have demonstrated that, like his predecessors, Mr. Mukasey is most interested in defending the Bush administration’s lawless actions, not in exercising independent judgment.
To read AFJ’s entire report on Michael Mukasey’s tenure at the Department of Justice, click here.

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