Justices leery of expanding right to sue top
Los Angeles TimesJustices leery of expanding right to sue top officials | Nation | stltoday ...STLtoday.comWASHINGTON • The Supreme Court sounds leery of expanding the right to sue high-ranking officials in a case that dates to the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.When Fear Rules, Constitutional Rights Get TrampledThe National Memo (blog)How far will Trump be allowed to go on Muslim immigrants? The ...Los Angeles TimesPost-Sept. 11 Profiling Case Tests Government Officials' Broad ...newsindiatimes.comall 4 news articles »
Posted on 20 January 2017 | 9:52 pm
Sessions - Columbia Daily Tribune
SessionsColumbia Daily TribuneQuite a few readers of this column might be curious or irritated by my likening former U.S. Attorney General and Missouri Gov. John Ashcroft to Sen. Jeff Sessions, the current nominee for the same federal job, but I'm willing to believe that as ...and more »
Posted on 18 January 2017 | 6:47 pm
Detention of Innocent Muslims Is a Horror We
BloombergDetention of Innocent Muslims Is a Horror We Can't ForgetBloombergThey date back to the immediate aftermath of attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, when a panicked and embarrassed Department of Justice under Attorney General John Ashcroft embarked on an unprecedented effort to detain Muslims on the ...and more »
Posted on 18 January 2017 | 1:43 pm
US justices weigh detainee lawsuit against
Raw StoryUS justices weigh detainee lawsuit against Bush officialsRaw StoryConservative Supreme Court justices on Wednesday voiced skepticism about allowing legal claims to proceed against former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and others made by non-U.S. citizens, mainly Muslims, swept up after the Sept. 11, 2001 ...Supreme Court Appears Split on Whether Immigrants Captured in 9/11 Sweeps Can Sue OfficialsWall Street JournalJustices leery of expanding right to sue top officialsNewsOK.comSupreme Court justices favor Bush officials in Sept. 11 detainee caseAZCentral.comThe Hill -New York Times -Aljazeera.comall 18 news articles »
Posted on 18 January 2017 | 9:45 am
Anti-abortion Republicans stronger than ever
Politics in MinnesotaAnti-abortion Republicans stronger than everPolitics in MinnesotaJohn Ashcroft stood in the place of Jeff Sessions the last time a new Republican administration came to power. Like Sessions, Ashcroft was a conservative senator who had been nominated to be attorney general. Also like Sessions, Ashcroft became a top ...US Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since Roe v. WadeNPRU.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Decline, Hits Historic Low | Guttmacher InstituteGuttmacher InstituteAbortion Incidence and Service Availability In the United States, 2014 - Jones - 2017 - Perspectives on Sexual and ...Wiley Online Libraryall 124 news articles »
Posted on 18 January 2017 | 8:43 am
Funeral centers on Missouri auditor
At Spence Jackson's funeral, the focus was not on negative politics but on the joy that he brought to his work and relationships Read more
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 6:21 pm
Funeral marks Missouri auditor aide's
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — At the second gut-wrenching funeral in two months for Missouri politics, those who knew and worked with former auditor's spokesman Spence Jackson remembered him Friday as gregarious and passionate about his work.
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 3:19 pm
Look first to your own faults
“And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?” (Matthew 7:3).
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 11:16 pm
National state financial officers group
State financial officers from across the nation are holding their national conference in Charleston, where they'll hear from two nationally prominent speakers.
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 3:35 am
Potential presidential candidate to headline
The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard will deliver the opening keynote address for a national conference in Charleston later this month. The two-day conference, to be held at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in downtown Charleston, will also feature former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Posted on 3 April 2015 | 4:17 pm
Duke Freshman Snowflake Babies Pretty Sure
However, one of his fellow frosh babies seems to be a little John Ashcroft-in-training, and probably should have gone to a fundamentalist safety school like Liberty or Bob Jones: Freshman Jeffrey Wubbenhorst told the Duke Chronicle in an email that “the ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 3:36 am
Some Belated Thoughts on the Passing of
Unfortunately, Bond had a bad case of Bush Derangement Syndrome. He criticized Bush’s appointments of both John Ashcroft as Attorney General and Gale Norton as Secretary of the Interior as being part of “the Taliban wing of American politics.”
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 3:41 am
Why Don’t More State Auditors Run for
Three were from Missouri—Republicans Kit Bond and John Ashcroft, both of whom would later serve as governor and U.S. senator, and current Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. Two were governors of Minnesota: Republican Arne Carlson and Democrat Mark ...
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 9:09 pm
Bong King to the Stars: Chris Hubbard’s
In 2003, Attorney General John Ashcroft — the same Ashcroft who had the naked statue of Justice covered — oversaw Operation Pipe Dreams, which resulted in the indictment of 50 sellers and makers of pipes. It’s par for the course in marijuana law ...
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 1:26 am
Bill Varoula: Pipkins-like answers to
Mind you, it was the second Bush administration, in the persons of Vice President Dick Cheney and Attorney General John Ashcroft, that took pride in having restored the power of executive privilege. Apparently it was conditional, restricted to Republican ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 5:42 pm
High court rules out damage claim against
The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out damage claims against former Attorney General John Ashcroft over an American Muslim's arrest, but four justices said the case raises serious questions about post-9/11 detentions under a federal law intended to ma
Posted on 31 May 2011 | 7:29 am
Ashcroft joins company once known as
Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is joining the security firm once known as Blackwater.
Posted on 4 May 2011 | 6:21 am
Court hears argument over post-9/11 arrest
The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered whether to allow former Attorney General John Ashcroft to be sued for an American Muslim's post-Sept. 11 arrest and detention using a law intended to make sure witnesses testify in criminal proceedings, a move
Posted on 2 March 2011 | 12:05 am
Court will hear appeal of ex-AG to stop
The Supreme Court will consider an appeal by former Attorney General John Ashcroft to throw out a lawsuit seeking to hold him personally responsible for improperly arresting a Muslim U.S. citizen after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Posted on 18 October 2010 | 7:06 am
Ashcroft: Judges should rehear 9/11 witness
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling that he can be held personally responsible for wrongfully detaining people as material witnesses after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Posted on 20 October 2009 | 11:09 am