Bush AG Pick To Be Grilled on Secret Warrants in Terror Cases


The Associated Press says that Michael Mukasey, the federal judge tapped by President George Bush to replace Alberto Gonzales as U.S. Attorney General, will face tough questioning about the government’s use of secret warrants to round up Muslims in the days after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Mukasey authorized some of those “material witness” warrants six years ago after the terror attack on the U.S. He now acknowledges that the law authorizing those warrants “has its perils” in terrorism cases and urged Congress to “fix a strained and mismatched legal system.”

At confirmation hearings set to begin Wednesday, Democrats have said they plan to press the retired federal judge about the Bush administration’s terrorist detention policy.

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071015/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/attorney_general&printer=1;_ylt=Aiy

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