What Makes a Good Attorney General? The resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sparked speculation about a successor and renewed the discussion about the role and responsibilities of the U.S. Attorney General. Guests and callers discuss the qualities, skills and priorities they would like to see in Gonzales' successor.
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What Makes a Good Attorney General?

What Makes a Good Attorney General?

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The resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sparked speculation about a successor and renewed the discussion about the role and responsibilities of the U.S. Attorney General. Guests and callers discuss the qualities, skills and priorities they would like to see in Gonzales' successor.

Jamie Gorelick, former deputy attorney general

Daniel Metcalfe, former attorney at the Department of Justice; law professor at American University

Doug Kmiec, former assistant attorney general; professor of Constitutional Law at Pepperdine University