Michael B. Mukasey, President Bushâ€™s nominee for attorney general, appears today before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Op-Ed page asked four legal experts to pose the questions they would like to hear Judge Mukasey answer.
One sample question:
1. Griffin Bell, attorney general under Jimmy Carter, once wrote of the â€œtension between the attorney generalâ€™s duty to define the legal limits of executive action in a neutral manner and the presidentâ€™s desire to receive legal advice that helps him do what he wants.â€ How will you manage this tension?