Jack Goldsmith: Rule of Law Is a Threat to National Security

Hard to believe that the same man who resigned from the Office of Legal Counsel after nine months of battling the Bush administration over atrociously reasoned legal justifications for torture and limitless presidential power is now arguing that the incoming president should abandon any plans to prosecute...

AP Exclusive, Michael Mukasey – He Loves Puppies and Unicorns

Glenn should channel this inner sarcasm more often… Absolutely. That’s an excellent and very accurate description of what the current spying controversy is about — whether we should “eavesdrop on the phone calls of suspected terrorists.” Mukasey and the government think we...

The Mukasey Stall

The breaking news is that the Justice Department has announced it will open a criminal probe into the destruction of the CIA interrogation tapes. Undoubtedly, this will be used to thwart any Congressional investigation. Again, the Bush administration will control the facts, spin and timing of a controversy....

Mukasey’s Second Test

After failing his first test (or passing it, I’m sure if you’re all about expanding executive power), Michael Mukasey may soon get his second high profile test on the rule of law, only this test will speak directly towards the capitulation that Senator Chuck Schumer made in letting Mukasey get...

Who Didn’t See This Coming?

I think Kevin Hayden has it about dead on, Dems are Charlie Brown, and the White House led Republican party is Lucy. On the man’s second day of the job, Michael Mukasey, our shiny new Attorney General has said he opposes the new restrictions in Pat Leahy’s FISA bill, and will advise Bush to veto...

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