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Tuesday | July 15, 2003

Ashcroft is out of control

What has become of our country, when the nation's Attorney General gives the courts the middle finger?

Attorney General John Ashcroft refused Monday to obey a court order that would allow accused terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui to question a captured al-Qaeda operative.

In notifying a federal judge of Ashcroft's decision, prosecutors in Alexandria, Va., said in court papers that allowing Moussaoui access to Ramzi Bin al-Shibh would permit two terrorists to exchange classified information [...]

The 4th Circuit Appeals Court is refusing to get involved until the district court issues its punishment for the government's intransigence.

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