Michael Bernard Mukasey|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Columbia University, Yale Law School|
A lawyer and former judge who served as Attorney General of the US from 2007 to 2009. He was judge in the Larry Silverstein -v- Insurance companies post 9-11 litigation.
Michael Mukasey is a a pro-torture former US Attorney General.
Relationship with Rudy Giuliani
During his tenure on the bench, Mukasey presided over the criminal prosecution of Omar Abdel Rahman and El Sayyid Nosair, whom he sentenced to life in prison for a plot to blow up the United Nations and other Manhattan landmarks uncovered during an investigation into the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Mukasey also heard the trial of José Padilla, ruling that the U.S. citizen and alleged terrorist could be held as an enemy combatant but was entitled to see his lawyers. Mukasey also was the judge in the litigation between developer Larry Silverstein and several insurance companies arising from the destruction of the World Trade Center. In a 2003 suit, he issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Motion Picture Association of America from enforcing its ban against the distribution of screener copies of films during awards season, ruling that the ban was likely an unlawful restraint of trade unfair to independent filmmakers.
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Mukasey has been appraised on at least 60 occasions of the multiple contradictions of the official narrative of 9-11 event. He nevertheless chose not to dignify such earnest entreaty with a single response. Let readers draw their own concusions.
Pro Waterboarding stance
In a 2008 hearing, he said waterboarding would feel like torture if he were subjected to it. However, on December 11, 2014, Mukasey stated on CNN that he believed waterboarding could not be called torture.
- Wayne Barrett, "'No Skeletons in My Closet!': Oh yeah? How Michael Mukasey and Bernie Kerik are haunting Rudy's run", "Village Voice", October 30, 2007
- Goldstein, Joseph (2006-07-26). "As Judge Leaves for Law Firm, His Influence Is Remembered". The New York Sun. Retrieved 2007-09-16.