Former federal judge Michael Mukasey, picked by President Bush to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general, appears unlikely to face a bruising confirmation battle in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Mukasey handled high-profile terrorism cases as chief judge of the federal courthouse in Manhattan for six years. His selection was to be announced by Bush at midday Monday in a Rose Garden ceremony.
Mukasey, 66, currently serves as a judicial adviser to GOP presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani.
Monday, September 17, 2007