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How will the Supreme Court rule? Is Ashcroft responsible for improperly arresting a Muslim US citizen after 9/11?

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will consider an appeal by former Attorney General John Ashcroft to throw out a lawsuit seeking to hold him personally responsible for improperly arresting a Muslim U.S. citizen after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The justices on Monday stepped into a dispute that, at its roots, concerns the Bush administration's aggressive moves against Muslims and Arabs in the United States following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 10:35 PM on Oct. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Although I am not a fan of Ashcroft, the case does need to be thrown out. An AG cannot be held exclusively responsible.
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 10:41 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Agree with UR.

    He should be one of many.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 8:50 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Extenuating circumstances.

    These people need to get over it.What people? American citizens?


    Whatever happens, their lives and treatment are probably better than where they came from. From HERE

    Sometimes you have to be inconvenienced a little to live in relative peace and prosperity. if that's actually what your here for......................

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 9:46 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 9:48 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • I think it should be thrown out. If it isn't it will set a bad precedent. If we allow 1 person to be held responsible for the actions of someone else it will create big problems. Would any of us want to be held solely responsible for the actions of someone that works for us or represents us?

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:49 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Yeah, especially if their American citizens...............

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:50 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • you're
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:51 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Extenuating circumstances.

    These people need to get over it.

    Whatever happens, their lives and treatment are probably better than where they came from.

    Sometimes you have to be inconvenienced a little to live in relative peace and prosperity....................if that's actually what your here for......................
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:44 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

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