Michael Chertoff Nominated for Homeland Security
Bump and Update: The ACLU, which does not take a position on cabinet appointments, weighs in:
We are troubled that his public record suggests he sees the Bill of Rights as an obstacle to national security, rather than a guidebook for how to do security properly.
More updates and reactions at the end of this post, scroll down.
Third Circuit Appeals Judge Michael Chertoff is President Bush's new pick for homeland security chief. Chertoff was a Bush nominee to the Court.
Chertoff was a career prosecutor. He's been United States Attorney of New York and New Jersey and Assistant AG at the Main Department of Justice. He argued the case against Zacarias Moussaoui being allowed access to Al Qaeda witnesses for his trial. He also served as counsel to the Repbulican Whitewater committees investing the Clintons. In fact, the only vote in the Senate against Chertoff's confirmation came from Hillary Clinton.
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