Emily Bazelon highlights a disturbing Michael Mukasey judging on a sex discrimination case brought by a female police officer where Mukasey seemed to be doing absolutely everything in his power as a trial judge to make the woman lose. The case was a long time ago, but she notes that Mukasey stuck to his guns 100 percent under questioning from Dianne Feinstein.

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