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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-18-07 07:44 PM
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3. ABA Journal: New Acting AG Named = Big Tobacco & Keisler's $120M political interference
New Acting AG Named
Sep 17, 2007, By Debra Cassens Weiss /

President Bushs announcement that he was nominating Michael B. Mukasey to become attorney general was not the surprising part .... More surprising was Bushs announcement that Peter Keisler ... was taking over as acting attorney general.


Keisler oversaw litigation over the rights of Guantanamo Bay detainees and approved a decision to reduce the amount sought in the governments suit against tobacco companies from $130 million to $10 million, noted in an earlier post ( ). The tobacco decision prompted the lead attorney on the suit to resign and complain of political interference.

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  -The NEW Acting Attorney General = Peter Keisler = Who is he? Just a Gonzales CLONE? L. Coyote  Sep-18-07 07:14 PM   #0 
  - What I have read is that he used to be general counsel for AT&T nt  hang a left   Sep-18-07 07:30 PM   #1 
  - Appellate Decision Rejects Privacy Claims: AT&T v. Conboy  L. Coyote   Sep-19-07 03:13 PM   #12 
     - The United States of AT&T by emptywheel  L. Coyote   Sep-20-07 07:47 AM   #17 
  - DOJ Sues to Block New Jersey Investigation of Phone Companies....  L. Coyote   Sep-18-07 07:36 PM   #2 
  - Peter Keisler, Rove, Abramoff, DoJ, the USAs, Bradford Berenson, and Sidley & Austin  L. Coyote   Sep-19-07 12:23 AM   #9 
  - ABA Journal: New Acting AG Named = Big Tobacco & Keisler's $120M political interference  L. Coyote   Sep-18-07 07:44 PM   #3 
  - Another Asst. Attorney General Resigns  L. Coyote   Sep-18-07 10:10 PM   #8 
  - BUSH botches announcement of Keisler, getting his name wrong.  L. Coyote   Sep-18-07 08:01 PM   #4 
  - Keisler was associate counsel to President Reagan.  L. Coyote   Sep-18-07 09:15 PM   #5 
  - Keisler, as head of DoJ Civil Division, settled Medicare Fraud lawsuits  L. Coyote   Sep-18-07 09:43 PM   #6 
  - Peter Keisler's connection to the USA firings, Carol Lam, and Debra Yang  L. Coyote   Sep-19-07 03:53 PM   #13 
  - NELA< Keisler, Bork, The Federalist Society "not qualified to be appointed"  L. Coyote   Sep-18-07 10:07 PM   #7 
  - Sen. Ted Kennedy on Nomination of Peter Keisler to D.C. Circuit  L. Coyote   Sep-19-07 12:44 PM   #10 
  - While the Senate dickers on Mukasey, a dangerous Acting AG assumes the helm at DOJ.  L. Coyote   Sep-19-07 01:51 PM   #11 
  - Bait and Switch in the Attorney Generals Office = "continued politicization" at DoJ  L. Coyote   Sep-19-07 05:10 PM   #14 
  - TPM Acting AG Was Last Minute White House Pick  L. Coyote   Sep-20-07 07:22 AM   #15 
  - Eight Things We Already Know about Acting Attorney General Keisler  L. Coyote   Sep-20-07 07:33 AM   #16 
  - WANTED: A credible choice for attorney general  L. Coyote   Sep-20-07 10:39 AM   #18 
  - Conyers is putting preassure on Keisler without delay  L. Coyote   Sep-21-07 09:53 AM   #19 
  - I can't think of anybody Bush would appoint who would satisfy us  book_worm   Sep-21-07 10:44 AM   #20 

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