[Jonathan Adler, March 12, 2008 at 10:10am] Trackbacks
AG Mukasey to Argue Before Supremes:
Attorney General Michael Mukasey will argue the case of United States v. Ahmed Ressam before the Supreme Court on March 25, the Washington Post reports. Ressam is the so-called "Millenium Bomber" who was arrested trying to cross the U.S.-Canadian border in 1999 with explosives and bomb-making materials in the trunk of his car. He was convicted on several counts, and sentenced to 22 years, but the U.S. Court ofa Appeals for the Ninth Circuit threw out his sentence. As I understand the case, at issue is whether Ressam can be sentenced for carrying explosives "in relation to" the felony of lying to a customs agent. Mukasey will argue that the Supreme Court should reinstate Ressam's sentence.