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No Bond for Babies

Dan Kowalski | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

Channeling former Attorney General John Ashcroft's 2003 edict to deny bond to Haitian refugees, ICE lawyers in immigration courts are arguing for "no bond" orders against mothers and children fleeing gang violence, poverty and chaos in Central America.

John Ashcroft Makes GOP Endorsement

Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

Former attorney general John Ashcroft endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Monday. "As a conservative who served as governor of Missouri during th...

U.S. Charges of Alabama Corruption Tainted By Past Federal Misconduct

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

The Justice Department Monday announced arrests of two Alabama gambling kingpins and four legislators in a corruption probe primarily targeting Democratic office-holders and contributors.

"Lawyer Up" First, Flip Gently: How Legal Persuasion Works With Terror Suspects

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coleman

Unlike the use of torture -- which is illegal under domestic and international law, frequently unproductive and a political shot-to-the-foot of our national interests in being seen to adhere to the rule of law -- traditional law enforcement tools for eliciting cooperation of suspects have been long considered lawful.

Sam Stein

John Ashcroft: Civilian Trials For Terrorists Have 'Use And Utility'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an acknowledgment that throws a wrench in Republican talking points, former Attorney General John Ashcroft said on Friday that the criminal justice...

John Ashcroft Can Be Sued For Post-9/11 Detentions, Court Rules

AP | REBECCA BOONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho — A federal appeals court delivered a stinging rebuke Friday to the Bush administration's post-Sept. 11 detention policies, ruling ...

What Hemingway Said

Scott Diel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Diel

Estonians can put ten million euros behind saying "Welcome" if they want. But I favor crafting a story worthy of Hemingway. The West will swallow it whole.

Ashcroft: Only Difference Between Bush And Obama Is How They Spell Their Names

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a new article about how the Obama administration will confront the legal challenges of Bush's war on terror, former Attorney General John Ashcroft ...

Friday Talking Points [58] -- [Expletive Deleted] Blagojevich

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The history of profanity in American political discourse is an untold story out there just waiting for someone to research and write about -- although...