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Wednesday, December 17, 2003  

Johnny Ashcroft's Bad Day
Part 3 - Violating Defendants’ Rights

It just gets better and better. Not only has the DOJ done a woeful job of capturing and prosecuting terror suspects, but in prosecutorial zeal, Ashcroft violates the rights of the suspects it does apprehend.

U.S. Attorney General John D. Ashcroft was sanctioned by a federal judge on Tuesday for twice violating a court-imposed gag order in the Detroit terror trial….
"Two serious transgressions committed in this case are simply one too many for the court to abide with no response," U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen wrote in an 83-page opinion. "More than a warning is necessary here."

Rosen criticized comments Ashcroft made at two press conferences -- the first on Oct. 31, 2001, and the second on April 17 -- in which Ashcroft praised a government witness during the trial of four Arab immigrants in Detroit….

In a Nov. 26 letter to Rosen that was made public Tuesday, Ashcroft apologized for what he said was an inadvertent violation of the judge's order.

posted by Jeff | 9:47 AM |
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