Transcript of Reporters Roundtable Discussion With Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey

WASHINGTON , Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a transcript of a reporters roundtable discussion with Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey : 10:35 A.M. EST ATTORNEY GENERAL MUKASEY: Good morning...


ATTORNEY GENERAL MUKASEY: It has been said that you make three arguments. You make one in preparation, you make one before the court, and you make another one when you walk up the steps, and that is true. It was unlike anything I have ever experienced. I mean I have argued cases before appellate courts before, but nothing --

QUESTION: What is the state of the federal judiciary today? Good, bad, underpaid?

ATTORNEY GENERAL MUKASEY: Good and underpaid. Good is not meant to modify underpaid.

QUESTION: There was an 'and' in there.

ATTORNEY GENERAL MUKASEY: Yes.

MODERATOR: Thanks very much.

ATTORNEY GENERAL MUKASEY: Thank you.

END: 11:25 A.M. EST

[* The bill was introduced by Senators Graham and Lieberman.]

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice