Friday, January 31, 2003

via The American Prospect.
D. Mark Jackson looks at the question of whether
Attorney General John Ashcroft has committed an ethics infraction by shooting his mouth off at press conferences concerning defendants in alleged terrorism cases. Short answer, he has. What can be done about? Not much. Except:
Some prosecutors are elected, and others, like John Ashcroft, appointed and confirmed by elected officials. With this in mind, disciplinary authorities often believe that prosecutors will be held accountable through the political process. In all likelihood, therefore, the only judge of Mr. Ashcroft's ethics will be the voters in 2004.

Add it to the list of targets in 2004, boys and girls.

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