Ashcroft can be sued for arrests

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    Ashcroft can be sued over arrests, appeals court rules -- latimes.com

    By Carol J. Williams
    September 5, 2009
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    Then-Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft violated the rights of U.S. citizens in the fevered wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by ordering arrests on material witness warrants when the government lacked probable cause, a federal appeals court said in a scathing opinion Friday.

    In a ruling that said Ashcroft could be sued for prosecutorial abuses, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the former attorney general immunity from liability for how he used the material witness warrants in national security investigations.
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    This gave me a little more faith in our government, knowing that some checks and balances are still in place. All the Obama=Hitler people should note this as well, because it shows that one administration cannot do what they want without consequence.
     

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