|(15 Oct 2007)
If Michael Mukasey is confirmed as attorney general, he will preside over a Justice Department that brings a substantially different mix of federal prosecutions than when President Bush came into the White House in January of 2001.
The profound and largely unannounced shifts in federal enforcement priorities are documented in a new TRAC report available for immediate use at
The findings about the changes since 2000 are based on data obtained from the Justice Department's Executive Office for United States Attorneys under the Freedom of Information Act. Other data, drawn from FBI's most recent budget submission to Congress, indicate that some of these shifts will continue at least until the next administration comes to power in early 2009.
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