Retired federal judge Michael Mukasey was sworn in Friday as the nation's 81st attorney general in a low-key ceremony at the Justice Department. He was confirmed by the Senate late Thursday on a 53-40 vote. Six Democrats and 46 Republicans voted to confirm him. The vote was one of the narrowest ever for an attorney general nominee.
A Low-Key Welcome for New Attorney General Michael Mukasey
November 9, 2007