Not getting so very much press, but there’s a little war brewing between Ashcroft’s Justice Department and the American jucidiary. The proximate trigger was a recent Ashcroft’s directive to federal prosecutors: he wanted ‘em to research judges who give light sentences.
Ashcroft has kind of been under the radar recently, what with the war and all. Seems as good a time as any to link once again to his interview with the neo-confederate magazine Southern Partisan. (They called him “a jealous defender of national sovereignty against the New World Order.”)
Amazing how much he defended state’s rights at the time, compared to how he seems to feel about them now.