January 12, 2005 |
In nominating Michael Chertoff to be the second head of the Department of Homeland Security, President Bush has chosen a lawyer of uncommon experience. But how much of it will be helpful in managing the government's most unruly new bureaucracy remains to be seen. As a federal prosecutor, Chertoff took on mobsters and corporate scoundrels; as the top criminal official in the Justice Department on Sept. 11, 2001, he went after suspected terrorists.
January 12, 2005 |
President Bush on Tuesday selected Michael Chertoff, who helped formulate the administration's controversial legal strategy after Sept. 11, as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Chertoff, 51, a federal appellate court judge, was head of the Justice Department's criminal division at the time of the terrorist attacks.
April 22, 2008
Re "Chertoff's border ambitions," April 19 Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff's border fences (actual and virtual) will never keep out illegal crossers as long as they continue to send competing messages. One sign reads "Keep Out." The other, "Help Wanted." Stephen C. Lee La Habra
October 28, 2007 |
The Homeland Security chief tore into his own employees for staging a phony news conference at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "I think it was one of the dumbest and most inappropriate things I've seen since I've been in government," Michael Chertoff said. "I have made unambiguously clear, in Anglo-Saxon prose, that it is not to ever happen again, and there will be appropriate disciplinary action taken against those people who exhibited what I regard as extraordinarily poor judgment."
January 13, 2007 |
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff waived environmental regulations and laws restricting immediate construction of border fencing along southwestern Arizona's Barry M. Goldwater Range. The action was taken to circumvent laws including the Endangered Species Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.
May 23, 2003 |
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Michael Chertoff's nomination to an appeals court Thursday. Chertoff, the head of the criminal division at the Justice Department and a former federal prosecutor, was nominated to a seat on the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. Although the Judiciary Committee has been the setting for several fierce battles over President Bush's nominees in recent months, the Chertoff nomination hasn't been one of those fights.