Ashcroft's iron will molds the law
In his confirmation hearing, John D. Ashcroft assured skeptical senators that they could count on him to observe the limits of the job of
attorney general. He would, he told them, enforce the law, not reshape it to fit his own political or moral code.
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Ashcroft's interventions are particularly evident on a handful of highly charged issues: The role of women in society, the rights of gays and the
debate over when life begins and ends. And they help explain how the attorney general, one of the most powerful people in
government, is also one of the most polarizing, disliked and applauded with equal intensity.
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