Attorney General to Argue Case Before High Court

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Supreme Court (AP) For the first time in a dozen years, the nation's highest ranking law enforcement officer will go before the nation's highest court.

Attorney General Michael Mukasey appears before the Supreme Court justices today to urge them to reverse an appeals court ruling that the justice department says would make it harder to prosecute terrorists.

The case involves an algerian man whose conviction for carrying explosives while committing a felony was thrown out. The counts were part of what authorities allege was a bomb plot timed to the start of the millennium.

Mukasey has presided over numerous high profile terror trials as a federal judge, but he says he's nervous to argue a case before the Supreme Court and adds that he's gone through dress rehearsals to prepare.