Saturday, October 20, 2007

Senators clash with nominee about torture

The prospective successor and solution to the Gonzales debacle is a would be attorney general who's not quite sold on the authority of the law:

"On the second day of confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mr. Mukasey went further than he had the day before in arguing that the White House had constitutional authority to act beyond the limits of laws enacted by Congress, especially when it came to national defense."