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  DHS: Secretary: Michael Chertoff
On February 15, 2005, Judge Michael Chertoff was sworn in as the second Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Secretary Chertoff was previously confirmed by the Senate to serve in the Bush Administration as Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice.
Chertoff graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1975 and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1978.
www.dhs.gov /xabout/structure/biography_0116.shtm   (283 words)

  
 FOXNews.com - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Imprisoned Border Patrol Agents - Bill O’Reilly | The ...
CHERTOFF: Well, I think everybody agrees that we have to offer these two individuals protective custody.
CHERTOFF: Bill, these detention facilities are designed and operated to be as humane as possible.
CHERTOFF: Well, the military has allowed the international Red Cross into the facility.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,251947,00.html   (1150 words)

  
  Michael Chertoff
Chertoff is not the prosecutor of course, Paul McNulty of the Eastern District is. But Chertoff is McNulty's boss and he is calling the shots.
Chertoff's goal, I believe, and the goal of Ashcroft and Bush in supporting this prosecution in federal court, is to subject federal trials, as they see fit, to ad hoc exemptions of whatever laws (be they constitutional, criminal code, or rules of procedure) that will suit their purposes.
Chertoff argued to the 4th Circuit that the Court could not order the government to produce its start witness against Moussaoui because (are you ready?) he, the witness, is out of the country at an undisclosed location.
www.opednews.com /cassel_michael_chertoff.htm   (1289 words)

  
 Eyeballing Michael Chertoff
Michael Chertoff, a tough-minded prosecutor who was in charge of the department's criminal division, pushed a new tactic - declaring suspects to be "material witnesses" and locking them up without charging them with any crime, just as Mr.
Chertoff, a rabbi's son who was born Nov. 28, 1953, in Elizabeth, N.J., first earned a reputation prosecuting mob cases as a federal prosecutor in Manhattan before moving to the United States attorney's office in Newark and being named in 1990 by President Bush to lead the office.
Chertoff was willing at times to distance himself from administration policies, as he did in an opinion article in 2003 for The Weekly Standard in which he questioned the practice of holding enemy combatants indefinitely without charges.
cryptome.quintessenz.org /mirror/chert-eyeball.htm   (3017 words)

  
 Michael Chertoff
Michael Chertoff was nominated by President George W. Bush on January 11, 2005, to succeed Tom Ridge as Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security.
When Chertoff faced Senate confirmation in 2003 for a federal judgeship, Hillary Rodham Clinton, then a Senator from New York, cast the lone dissenting vote against Chertoff's confirmation, explaining that her vote was in protest of the way junior White House staffers were "very badly treated" by Chernoff's staff during the Whitewater investigation.
Chertoff was appointed to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia by George W. Bush on March 5, 2003, and was confirmed by the Senate 88-1 on June 9.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/Chertoff.html   (545 words)

  
 Michael Chertoff - Demopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Michael Chertoff (born November 28, 1953), is the current United States Secretary of Homeland Security.
Chertoff (now an appeals court judge in New Jersey) demanded--reportedly at Defense Department insistence, according to what defense attorneys were told--that Lindh sign a statement swearing he had "not been intentionally mistreated" by his US captors and waiving any future right to claim mistreatment or torture.
Michael Chertoff, appointed by President Bush to head the Homeland Security Department, may have shielded from criminal prosecution a former client suspected by law enforcement of having funneled millions of dollars directly to Osama Bin Laden while in charge of the U.S. Government’s 9/11 investigation.
demopedia.democraticunderground.com /index.php/Michael_Chertoff   (1262 words)

  
 Michael Chertoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chertoff is Jewish and is married to Meryl Justin.
Chertoff was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the son of Rabbi Gershon Baruch Chertoff, the former leader of the B'nai Israel Congregation in Elizabeth, and El Al Israel Airlines flight attendant Livia Chertoff, nee Eisen.
Chertoff was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia by Bush on March 5, 2003, and was confirmed by the Senate 88-1 on June 9.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Michael_Chertoff   (1001 words)

  
 CNN.com - Chertoff vs. Brown, round two - Feb 21, 2006
Chertoff explained that early in his tenure as Homeland Security chief, Brown wanted wide power to determine the use of federal grants that went to the department.
Chertoff said he expected FEMA to play a major role in the government's response to the Katrina, because the agency had so many experienced hands that had worked on previous natural disasters.
Chertoff is already talking about plans to improve DHS, no doubt reflecting not only a sincere desire to fix a key federal agency, but also a need to rehabilitate what had been a sterling reputation from his years prosecuting terrorists and mob men.
www.cnn.com /2006/POLITICS/02/21/chertoff.brown   (695 words)

  
 New York Daily News - Ideas & Opinions - Editorials: Michael Chertoff must be fired   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told New York to drop dead yesterday as he slashed the city's federal anti-terror funding in a traitorous action that endangers the lives of 8 million people and demands his immediate firing.
Chertoff's decision to cut the flow of U.S. money by 40% was at the least gross incompetence and at the worst vengeful payback by a petty bureaucrat who tangled last year with the NYPD and wound up humiliated.
Among the units Chertoff rated as in the bottom 15% nationwide, and requiring special federal baby-sitting, was the NYPD's globally recognized counterterrorism bureau, the very outfit that shamed him in October when Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Ray Kelly wisely put the city subways on alert for an attack.
www.nydailynews.com /news/ideas_opinions/story/422450p-356589c.html   (782 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Chertoff: FEMA wasn't ready
Chertoff rebutted lawmakers' questions about why he worked from home Aug. 27, two days before the Category 4 storm hit, why he made a previously scheduled trip to Atlanta on Aug. 30, and why President Bush stayed at his Texas ranch until Aug. 31.
Instead, Chertoff denied Brown's claims, made last month to the House panel, that department budget and personnel cuts led to "the emaciation of FEMA." Chertoff said that from 2001 to 2005, FEMA's "core" budget grew 28 percent, to $447 million, and its staff 19 percent, to 2,445.
Chertoff said he was unable to reach Brown the day after the storm hit until nearly 8 p.m.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002571840_chertoff20.html   (554 words)

  
 Serious Questions for Michael Chertoff; Bernie Kerik’s Not Looking So Bad Now
Michael Chertoff apparently represented Dr. Elamir in the fraudulent HMO case from 1998 through December 2000 according to articles and records I have compiled.
Michael Chertoff was appointed Assistant Attorney General, under John Ashcroft, in early 2001 and was placed in charge of the Criminal Division.
Michael Chertoff had represented Dr. Elamir for two of the three and a half years that the investigation spanned and had also overseen the case for a number of months after he was appointed Assistant Attorney General in 2001.
www.opednews.com /duncan_013005_chertoff_questions.htm   (3687 words)

  
 cbs4boston.com - Senate Confirms New DHS Chief
Chertoff, 51, has promised to balance protecting the country with preserving civil liberties as head of the sprawling agency that was created as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Chertoff headed the Justice Department's criminal division when hundreds of foreigners were swept up on relatively minor charges and held for an average of 80 days.
Chertoff, who gave up a lifetime appointment as a federal appeals court judge to take the job, becomes only the second secretary of homeland security and inherits a department still beset with growing pains and turf battles, reports CBS News Correspondent Bob Fuss.
cbs4boston.com /politics/politicsnational_story_046164304.html   (395 words)

  
 TIME.com: Chertoff Versus Brown, Round Two -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chertoff said he expected FEMA to play a major role in the government's response to the Katrina, because the agency had so many experienced hands that had worked on previous natural disasters.
Chertoff said he was initially reluctant about getting in the way of what he repeatedly called "operators"—officials like Brown who were supposed to be doing the work he supervised.
Chertoff is already talking about plans to improve DHS, no doubt reflecting not only a sincere desire to fix a key federal agency, but also a need to rehabilitate what had been a sterling reputation from his years prosecuting terrorists and mob men.
www.time.com /time/nation/article/0,8599,1159948,00.html   (899 words)

  
 CNN.com - Chertoff: Katrina scenario did not exist - Sep 4, 2005
Chertoff, fielding questions from reporters, said government officials did not expect both a powerful hurricane and a breach of levees that would flood the city of New Orleans.
Chertoff argued that authorities actually had assumed that "there would be overflow from the levee, maybe a small break in the levee.
Chertoff also argued that authorities did not have much notice that the storm would be so powerful and could make a direct hit on New Orleans.
www.cnn.com /2005/US/09/03/katrina.chertoff/index.html   (1057 words)

  
 McClatchy Washington Bureau | 09/13/2005 | Chertoff delayed federal response, memo shows
Chertoff's hesitation and Bush's creation of a task force both appear to contradict the National Response Plan and previous presidential directives that specify what the secretary of homeland security is assigned to do without further presidential orders.
The Chertoff memo indicates that the response to Katrina wasn't left to disaster professionals, but was run out of the White House, said George Haddow, a former deputy chief of staff at FEMA during the Clinton administration and the co-author of an emergency management textbook.
Chertoff's Aug. 30 memo came on the heels of a memo from Brown, written several hours after Katrina made landfall, showing that the FEMA director was waiting for Chertoff's permission to get help from others within the massive department.
www.realcities.com /mld/krwashington/12637172.htm   (1439 words)

  
 USNews.com: Michael Chertoff, a new sheriff in town
Last week, Chertoff stepped before the cameras to raise the threat level for the nation's mass transit systems in the wake of the London attacks.
Chertoff has already called for state grants to be allocated according to risk--as opposed to factors like population--and he has demanded enforceable security standards for the nation's 15,000 chemical plants.
In 2003, Chertoff, then a Justice Department official, was given a plum lifetime appointment as a federal judge with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.
www.usnews.com /usnews/news/articles/050718/18chertoff.htm   (635 words)

  
 Eyeballing Michael Chertoff
Michael Chertoff, a tough-minded prosecutor who was in charge of the department's criminal division, pushed a new tactic - declaring suspects to be "material witnesses" and locking them up without charging them with any crime, just as Mr.
Chertoff, a rabbi's son who was born Nov. 28, 1953, in Elizabeth, N.J., first earned a reputation prosecuting mob cases as a federal prosecutor in Manhattan before moving to the United States attorney's office in Newark and being named in 1990 by President Bush to lead the office.
Chertoff was willing at times to distance himself from administration policies, as he did in an opinion article in 2003 for The Weekly Standard in which he questioned the practice of holding enemy combatants indefinitely without charges.
cryptome.sabotage.org /chert-eyeball.htm   (3017 words)

  
 Law.com - Michael Chertoff's Closing Argument
For Michael Chertoff, last week's court appearance in the case of Zacarias Moussaoui was not only his last argument as a prosecutor, it may also have been his most important.
Chertoff was instrumental in bringing the criminal charges and urging that the government prosecute the alleged Sept. 11 conspirator in a federal court on U.S. soil.
Chertoff argued that the current dispute is outside CIPA's purview, because it involves access to a witness, not to disclosure of classified information at trial.
www.law.com /jsp/article.jsp?id=1052440866262   (1339 words)

  
 Right-Web | Individual Profile | Michael Chertoff
Michael Chertoff, a rabbi’s son from northern New Jersey, is widely respected for his razor-sharp mind and fearsome courtroom demeanor.
Chertoff is a longtime member and activist in the Federalist Society.
Chertoff believes that it is time for “the most creative legal thinking” about the role of the U.S. justice system in “fighting a war of extended duration.” According to Chertoff, “We are at a transition point in the evolution of legal doctrine to govern the armed conflict of terror.” (8)
rightweb.irc-online.org /ind/chertoff/chertoff.php   (1039 words)

  
 PARANOIA - Michael Chertoff: Defender of Terror
Chertoff served as assistant attorney general of the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice from 2001 to 2003.
Michael Chertoff advised the CIA on the legality of torture techniques in Afghanistan and at Abu Ghraib prison.
Chertoff was also one of the chief architects of Title III of the USA PATRIOT Act, and advised the CIA regarding the legality of torture at Abu Ghraib.
www.paranoiamagazine.com /chertoffterror.html   (2804 words)

  
 The Truth Seeker - Michael Chertoff: of the Devil?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chertoff was born on November 28, 1953 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to the New York-born Rabbi Gershon Baruch Chertoff and Livia Eisen, the first hostess for El Al, Israel's state-owned airlines, founded in 1948.
Chertoff is secretive about his childhood, perhaps to avoid discussing the intense Talmudic and Zionist upbringing he received in a family in which all the men were rabbis and scholars of the Talmud.
Michael's father, Gershon, was the first child of Paul Chertoff from Russia, and Esther Barish, from "Roumania," according to the 1930 U.S. Census.
www.thetruthseeker.co.uk /article.asp?ID=3969   (2021 words)

  
 Michael Chertoff : Security Risk? : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chertoff was one of the chief architects of the Title III of the USA PATRIOT Act, also known as the International Money Laundering Abatement and Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001.
Chertoff was then nominated to the Third Circuit U.S Court of Appeals in June 2003.
Senate confirmations hearings for Chertoff have yet to be scheduled, according to the office of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
sf.indymedia.org /news/2005/01/1709374.php   (799 words)

  
 Michael Chertoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Judge Michael Chertoff is confirmed by the Senate in a 98-0 vote and sworn in as the second Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, succeeding the agency’s previous head, Tom Ridge.
Chertoff previously served as the United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeal, and prior to that he was the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice.
Michael Chertoff, head of the Department of Homeland Security, unveils a massive restructuring plan for the agency.
www.cooperativeresearch.org /entity.jsp?entity=michael_chertoff   (2350 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Michael Chertoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chertoff was asked to stay in his position when the Clinton administration took office in 1993, at the request of Democratic Senator Bill Bradley; he was the only U.S. attorney not replaced.
Chertoff was appointed to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia^ by Bush on March 5, 2003, and was confirmed by the Senate 88-1 on June 9.
Chertoff himself appeared misinformed about the situation, presumably because of the LA governor, even calling the situation at the Convention Center "rumors" after it had been in the news most of the day.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/michael_chertoff   (1374 words)

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