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Mukasey Headed to Law School

Agmukasey U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey is headed to Boston College Law School, not to matriculate but to orate. BC Law Dean John Garvey told students last week that Mukasey had accepted the school's invitation to speak at the school's graduation ceremony May 23. "It is a singular honor for Boston College to have the attorney general of the United States as our commencement speaker," Garvey said.

BC Law students generally share their dean's elation over the news -- or so says the BC Law student blog Eagleionline.

"Members of the Class of 2008 largely praised Garvey’s selection. 'Mukasey is an excellent choice. He has a long record of public service as a prosecutor, judge, and now the country’s Attorney General,' said Matt Prasse ‘08, who served as President of the BC Law’s Federalist Society in 2006-07. 'I am looking forward to hearing his remarks,' he continued."

OK, maybe a former Federalist Society president is not representative of the larger student body. But the blog reports that even students who were concerned about Mukasey's equivocation on the legality of waterboarding were happy with his choice. As one student commented when the Eagleionline blog first reported Mukasey's planned visit: "im sure it was just an honest mistake. i mean, waterboarding sounds like something you do when your family is vacationing down the Cape, who would have thought it was torture?"

Meanwhile, Mukasey had his first on-the-record meeting with news reporters Friday.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on January 28, 2008 at 05:06 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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