Coalition Letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey Regarding New FBI Guidelines Governing Investigations

Document Date: September 11, 2008

The Honorable Michael Mukasey

United States Department of Justice

Dear Attorney General Mukasey,

We are writing in advance of the briefing by the Department of Justice on the pending revisions to the Attorney General investigative guidelines (the ‘guidelines’) this Friday, September 12 at 10:00 am.

We welcome this opportunity for dialogue with the Department of Justice ahead of the scheduled implementation of the revised guidelines. Because a meaningful exchange will require an opportunity to review the proposed changes to the guidelines prior to the briefing, we respectfully request that a copy of these revised guidelines be distributed to the invited community and civil liberties organizations before 2:30 pm on Thursday, September 11.

Thank you for your consideration and attention to this time sensitive inquiry. Please contact the Arab American Institute in response to this request or if you have any questions.


American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

American Civil Liberties Union

Arab American Institute

Center for Democracy and Technology

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Muslim Advocates


Assistant Attorney General Grace Chung Becker

Civil Rights Division

U.S. Department of Justice

Mr. Eric Treene

Council to the Assistant Attorney General

Civil Rights Division

U.S. Department of Justice

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