Court to hear case to sue Cabinet officers

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide when a Cabinet member or other federal officials may be sued for a subordinates' violations of constitutional rights.

8 British terror suspects go to court

LONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Eight Arabic British citizens charged with plotting chemical and radioactive terror attacks made their first court appearances in London Wednesday.

Patriot Act gets some bipartisan respect

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The Patriot Act is drawing bipartisan support in the face of criticism from civil libertarians, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

GOP wants more teeth in terrorist bill

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans are talking over proposed legislation that would expand Justice Department powers to investigate terrorists and drug criminals.

What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is a United States politician who was the 79th United States Attorney General. He served during the first term of President George W. Bush from 2001 until 2005. Ashcroft was previously the Governor of Missouri (1985–1993) and a US Senator from Missouri (1995–2001).

Ashcroft was born in Chicago, Illinois, to James Robert Ashcroft and Grace P. Larsen. His father was a minister in an Assemblies of God congregation, and served as the President of Evangel University from 1958–1974, and jointly as President of Central Bible College from 1958–1963. He later on served as President of Valley Forge Christian College. His mother was a housewife whose parents had immigrated to the United States from Norway.

Ashcroft went to school in Springfield, Missouri. He attended Yale University, where he was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity and St. Elmo Society, graduating in 1964. He received a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1967.

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