May 27, 2003

Ashcroft and Federalism

Radley Balko points out that for John Ashcroft federalism can have many meanings (kind of a Straussian thing):

Why was Senator Ashcroft so sympathetic to the �states� rights� cause when it came to issues like the Confederacy and segregation, but when it comes whether or not a terminal cancer patient ought to be able to ease his pain with a marijuana cigarette, Attorney General Ashcroft can�t let the states govern themselves?
The entire piece is a good read. Did really bounce this because of bad timing or because in the world of Fox it actually might border on being unpatriotic?

Posted by Steve on May 27, 2003

i've wondered the same thing about repubbblicans in general. they sure didn't seem to care for states rights when it came to letting florida decide how to count its votes. (but they sure loved them trial lawyers!)

Posted by skippy at May 28, 2003 6:33 PM

And, it looks like they will likely be opposite states rights on the school voucher stuff that is before the supreme court.

Posted by Steve at May 28, 2003 7:18 PM
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