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Early in the Bush administration, six months after the attacks of Sept 11, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced he would prosecute attorney Lynne Stewart on the grounds that she had materially aided a terrorist organizationSix months after the attacks of Sept.

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Did then-Attorney General John Ashcroft violate the Constitution in his handling of certain national security investigations shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks? According to the Los Angeles Times, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has reason to believe that he did, and thus Ashcroft can be sued for prosecutorial abuses even this long after the fact, the paper reported Saturday.Did then-Attorney General John Ashcroft violate the Constitution in his handling of certain national security investigations shortly after 9/11?

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The nation's top court decided on Monday that former Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI honcho Robert Mueller aren't directly accountable for the abuses that Pakistani detainee Javaid Iqbal, a Muslim, says he endured as a result of his race and religion in a New York prison in 2002.

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The Palestinian activist Dr. Sami Amin Al-Arian, imprisoned for five years despite a jury's failure to return a single guilty verdict against him, has gone on a hunger strike in a Virginia jail.

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