Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft has lost his bid to be protected from a lawsuit filed by a student who claims he was wrongly imprisoned in a terrorism case. A lawsuit filed by Abdullah al-Kidd claims Ashcroft is personally liable for violating his rights. Al-Kidd spent two weeks in jail as a material witness against a fellow student, who was acquitted by a federal jury after an eight week trial. Al-Kidd was eventually deported to Saudi Arabia. A federal district judge has rejected Ashcroft’s argument that he was entitled to immunity as the Attorney General.
The latest inductee into the Hall of Famous Missourians has looked on as a bust of him was unveiled at a Capitol Rotunda ceremony. Former Missouri Governor, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft has been honored. In his comments, Ashcroft spoke of freedom and security in a time of heightened awareness, saying the two are completely compatible. Ashcroft went on to praise those have entered the world of politics, saying without politics there is no freedom. He adds disagreement over issues sharpens us to help human potential reach the top. Ashcroft is the 25th person to be honored in the Hall of Famous Missourians. Other famous Show-Me Staters include President Harry S Truman, cartoonist Walt Disney, businessman J.C. Penney, baseball great Stan Musial, and sportscaster Jack Buck.
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Former U.S. Attorney General and Missouri Senator and Governor John Ashcroft is selling his house in Washington. It’s a row-house with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, three blocks from the Capitol – a rooftop deck. The real estate listing sys the master bath is fit for a king. Asking price is $1.1-Million. The Ashcrofts still have a farm near Springfield. Ashcroft is forming a political consulting firm in Washington.
Former U. S. Attorney Genreral, Missouri Governor and U.S. Senator John Ashcroft is setting up his own consulting company with a longtime aide. It will be based in Washington. Ashcroft and aide David Ayres are forming “The Ashcroft Group.” He’ll talk to clients about homeland security, business-government issues, and law enforcement. Ashcroft left his job as the Attorney General late last year.
Former U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Senator, and Missouri Governor John Ashcroft has a job. He’s been unemployed since leaving the Attorney General’s office last month in Washington. He’ll become a part-time professor at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The school is run by television evangelist Pat Robertson. Next month, he’ll teach a one-week course on leadership in times of crisis, and will lecture on national security law and meet informally with students.
Just days after announcing his resignation as the nation’s top law enforcement officer, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft has launched a verbal attack against federal judges he claims are jeopardizing national security with their rulings. In particular, the former Missouri Governor and U.S. Senator is concerned about decisions regarding the conduct of the war against terror. Speaking in Washington to the Federalist Society, a group of conservative lawyers, Ashcroft blasted what he calls judicial oversight and second guessing of presidential determinations in a time of war. Ashcroft believes the President must have the constitutional authority to make decisions during wartime. The Justice Department announced, this week, it would appeal a judge’s ruling regarding a terror suspect being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
United States Attorney General John Ashcroft, a former Missouri Governor and U.S. Senator, has resigned from his position in President Bush’s Cabinet. Ashcroft had been the center of speculation the last few days over whether he would remain during Bush’s second term. Ashcroft was Missouri’s governor from 1985 to 1993, and he served as a U.S. Senator from Missouri from 1995 to 2001.
Some reports in Washington indicate former Governor and U.S. Senator John Ashcroft will leave soon as United States Attorney General. The reports cite aides close to Ashcroft who do not want to be identified indicating he will leave before the start of the second Bush term although he has not yet submitted his resignation and might remain if the President asks him to stay.
Attorney General John Ashcroft pays a visit to Jefferson City to address a Missouri Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The focus of the Attorney General’s speechwas on the problem of corruption – both in government and in the business world. But national security was not far from John Ashcroft’s mind and he touched on that as he talked to reporters, saying this is something that he and President Bush discuss regularly at the White House. Ashcroft says we must be grateful that the U.S. hasnot been hit with another September 11th-type terrorist attack. And, he insists government officials are doing everything within their power to thwart any possibleacts of terrorism. As for his return to Jefferson City, Ashcroft says he spent 18 of the best years of his life in the capital city and was happy to return, if only briefly.
Corporate and government corruption have been strongly criticized by Attorney General John Ashcroft as he spoke to a Missouri Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Jefferson City. The Attorney General told the audience that while government corruption cannot be tolerated, business corruption must be stopped, as well, because it harms the nation’s economy. Ashcroft criticized those involved in corporate scandals, pointing out how their illegal activities have cost the country lost productivity and millions of jobs.