Alberto Gonzales Outlines Priorities
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has outlined the Justice Department's priorities. Public Enemy Number One: Obscenity.
- Ending Senate blocking of judicial nominees, a "broken process that must be fixed" before there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court.
- Renewing provisions of the USA Patriot Act that are set to expire at the end of the year, saying the law has been an important tool in preventing terror attacks in the United States.
- Amending the Constitution to give crime victims the right to participate in prosecutions and sentencings.
I think Gonzales is out of line. All three of those are up to Congress, the legislative branch, not the Justice Department or the executive branch. Gonzales should focus on enforcing the law, not creating it.
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