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  11/6/2007, Cheshvan 25, 5768

Mukasey Approved by Senate Judiciary

Orthodox Jewish US Attorney General appointee Michael Mukasey is one step closer to being confirmed after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to advance his nomination.

Mukasey's approval should be concluded by the end of the month.

The vote was 11-8 in his favor, clearing the way for a Senate vote.