Amidst the kind words for the selection of Michael Mukasey as Attorney General, Josh Gerstein points out the Federal District Judge's controversial role in using the material-witness statute to hold terrorism suspects without charges and to conduct their trials in secret. He wrote about it for TNR in 2002:
AP's Ron Fournier tackles the question. I think the critiques of what Fournier calls the "three Hs" ("haircut, house and hedge fund") are pretty bogus. It's the cautious-moderate-to-lefty-crusader evolution that I wonder about.
P.S. Ben Smith on a big letdown for Edwards--no SEIU endorsement (for now).
Apropos of Mike's post on John Warner earlier today, Warner did break away from the Webb amendment this morning -- with a particularly dramatic flourish. He informed Webb he would not only rescind his support but offer his own competing resolution moments before Webb was to introduce his legislation on the floor, leaving Webb to straggle to his podium in the Senate chamber with a look of shock still plastered on his face.
This just in from the Hillary campaign:
Sunday, September 23 Clinton Attends "A Conversation with John Grisham and Hillary Clinton" Paramount Theater 215 E. Main StCharlottesville, VA
Grisham explains the relationship here. Gotta think Edwards isn't loving that this southern trial lawyer is going with HRC.