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Time to empower the Iranian Resistance

LONDON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The author argues it is time for Western leaders to embrace the Iranian Resistance against the current leadership in Tehran..
DAVID AMESS, UPI Outside View Commentator
Time to listen to Iranian voices for freedom

Time to listen to Iranian voices for freedom

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- Rather than appeasing Tehran and hamper the efforts of the Iranian resistance, the United States should support the PMOI and its aim of regime change in Iran.
KEN MAGINNIS, UPI Outside View Commentator
No prosecution for Attorney General Holder

No prosecution for Attorney General Holder

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will not prosecute or investigate Attorney General Eric Holder following the House vote holding him in contempt.
Congress holds Eric Holder in contempt

Congress holds Eric Holder in contempt

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Congress Thursday voted to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for not turning over documents in to the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation.
Officials spar on source of bin Laden tip

Officials spar on source of bin Laden tip

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Current and former U.S. government officials disagreed over word choice about how U.S. officials got intelligence that led to the location of Osama bin Laden.
Holder vacates Mukasey immigration order

Holder vacates Mukasey immigration order

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he will initiate new rule-making proceedings on immigration removal procedures, turning aside his predecessor's ruling.

AG doesn't file response in Stevens case

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey has appealed a judge's order for answers about how an FBI agent's whistleblower complaint was handled.

Stevens judge wants answers

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The judge in the corruption case of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has demanded answers from the U.S. Justice Department about a whistle-blower complaint.

Justice gives Holocaust papers to museum

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department turned over more than 50,000 pages of records on the prosecution of Nazi criminals to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Tuesday.

Child porn probe frees dozens of girls

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Dozens of girls in the United States and abroad allegedly forced to take part in child pornography have been freed by law enforcement officers, officials say.

Amnesty hails Mukasey comments with caveat

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Amnesty International welcomed U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey's statement that no pardons would be offered for officials implicated in torture.

Mukasey asked to clarify torture remarks

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A top Democrat in Congress wants U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to clarify a statement on officials who signed off on torture and surveillance policies.
Mukasey leaves hospital; returns to work

Mukasey leaves hospital; returns to work

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey left the hospital Friday, where he had been admitted after collapsing during a speech.
Mukasey collapses while speaking in D.C.

Mukasey collapses while speaking in D.C.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapsed during a speech in Washington Thursday night, Bush administration officials said.

New Jersey's U.S. attorney resigns

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie of New Jersey Monday announced his intention to resign Dec. 1.
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U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 9, 2008. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn) .
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Michael Bernard Mukasey (pronounced /mjuːˈkeɪzi/) (Russian: Майкл Бернард Мукасей, Hebrew: מייקל מוקייסי‎, born July 28, 1941) is a lawyer and former judge who served as the 81st Attorney General of the United States. Mukasey, an American lawyer, was appointed following the resignation of Alberto Gonzales. Mukasey also served for 18 years as a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, six of those years as Chief Judge. He is the recipient of several awards, most notably the Learned Hand Medal of the Federal Bar Council. Mukasey was the second Jewish U.S. Attorney General. Mukasey is a partner at the international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton.

Michael Mukasey's father was born near Baranavichy in the Russian Empire (modern-day Belarus) and emigrated to the U.S. in 1921. Michael Mukasey was born in the Bronx in 1941. Mukasey graduated in 1959 from the Ramaz School, a Modern Orthodox Jewish prep school in Manhattan. His wife, Susan, was later a teacher and headmistress of the lower school at Ramaz, and both of their children (Marc and Jessica) attended the school.

As an undergraduate student, Mukasey was the editorials editor of the Columbia Daily Spectator at Columbia University, where he received his B.A. in 1963. At Yale Law School he received his LL.B. in 1967. Mukasey practiced law for 20 years in New York City, serving for four years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York in which he worked with Rudolph Giuliani. In 1976, he joined the New York law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, to which he returned after retirement from the U.S. District Court. Mukasey began teaching at Columbia Law School in the Spring of 1993 and has taught there every spring semester since.

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