A letter to the editor of the New York Times

Last week the New York Times published Jed Rubenfeld’s column condemning Michael Mukasey and his purported view of executive power: “Lawbreaker in chief.” The column carried a certain weight because of Rubenfeld’s position as professor of constitutional law at Yale Law School. Professor Kate Stith (below) is Rubenfeld’s colleague at the Yale Law School, and she actually listened to Mukasey’s testimony on the radio in its entirety.
In her letter to the editor of the Times, Professor Stith concisely dispatches Rubenfeld’s column:

In his October 23, 2007 op-ed (


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