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John Ashcroft: Civil Liberties Hero?

July 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I can’t believe it’s still possible for me to find this depressing, but ThinkProgress has an interview with a former U.S. attorney who’s claiming that John Ashcroft was pushed out of the administration because he refused to override the acting AG from his hospital bed in order to authorize warrantless wiretaps. No good deed goes unpunished, I suppose.

Tags: Privacy and Surveillance



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  • 1 Tybalt // Jul 14, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    The Ashcroft-in-hospital story is well and grippingly documented in Charlie Savage’s Takeover.

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