Questions for the A.G. Nominee

By Kristopher A. Nelson in

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New York Times – Questions of Justice:

Michael B. Mukasey, President Bush’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 “tension between the attorney general’s duty to define the legal limits of executive action in a neutral manner and the president’s desire to receive legal advice that helps him do what he wants.” How will you manage this tension?