Saturday, February 01, 2003
Atty Gen. Ashcroft is out of control
Via TalkLeft, two pieces about separate facets of Mr. Ashcroft's demonstrated unsuitability for the job of Attorney General. In this piece, a federal government lawyer (a courageous one, too!) lays out the facts and law showing that the AG has violated ethical rules in his public statements about various defendants. In this piece, the New York Times reports on the AG's unprecedented demand that the U.S. Attorney's Office seek execution of a particular defendant, even though the defendant had already agreed to give useful testimony against others in order to obtain a life sentence. Nearly every experienced prosecutor could tell you that this is nuts.
posted by sam 7:02 AM