"Judge Bell’s long record of public service, especially his efforts to enact FISA and champion civil rights, exemplified his dedication, integrity, and fearless pursuit of justice. He was not only an outstanding Attorney General, but also a true gentleman. The Justice Department mourns his passing."
Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 5, 2009
Statement of Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey on the Death of Former Attorney General Griffin Bell