Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Senate Limits Gonzales' Authority

Republicans must really be worried about their chances in 2008:

Senate votes to limit Bush’s power on U.S. attorneys.
In a 94-2 vote, the Senate today voted to “end the Bush administration’s ability to unilaterally fill U.S. attorney vacancies as a backlash to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ firing of eight federal prosecutors.” The bill will cancel “a Justice Department-authored provision in the Patriot Act that had allowed the attorney general to appoint U.S. attorneys without Senate confirmation.”
Chris Bond (R-MO) and Chuck Hagel (R-NE) voted no.

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