UPDATE: Leahy Cites Mukasey In Ogden Battle

Someone in the Senate must be reading Washington Briefs. As mentioned in the previous post, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey didn’t face too much opposition when confirmed by the Senate despite his role in defending a dial-a-porn service. David Ogden, the nominee for deputy attorney general, is having no such luck. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee just brought up the issue in his remarks on the nomination:

As recently as just over one year ago, every Senate Republican voted to confirm Michael Mukasey to be Attorney General of the United States.  That showed no concern that one of his clients, and one of his most significant cases in private practice as identified in the bipartisan Committee questionnaire he filed, was his presentation of Carlin Communications, a company that specialized in what are sometimes called “dial-a-porn” services.  It is more evidence of a double standard.

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Lawrence Hurley

Reporter based in Washington