Aschroft Blasts Judges for Doing Their Job
More evidence that this Administration is undermining the Constitution:
WASHINGTON (CNN): In his first public appearance since submitting his resignation, Attorney General John Ashcroft sharply criticized federal judges Friday for “second guessing” the Bush administration’s decisions on handling prisoners captured in the war against terrorism. Without referring to specific adverse rulings on the treatment of detainees or enemy combatants, Ashcroft blasted “activist” judges for encroaching on the powers that he insists belong solely to the president in wartime.
Article III of the U.S. Constitution reads:
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
Article I, section 9 reads:
The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.
I guess the Attorney General has decided these two sentences mean nothing.