WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 2004 – LAWFUEL – Law, legal, law firm news – Tod…

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 2004 – LAWFUEL – Law, legal, law firm news – Today, President Bush announced that his close friend and White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales will succeed Attorney General John Ashcroft. Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony
Perkins released the following statement:

“A new attorney general will give fresh inspiration and leadership to the
Department of Justice as it continues the important work of enforcing our
nation’s laws. Family Research Council hopes to see increased attention to
the issues that were on the minds of values voters a week ago when they
stormed to the polls — marriage, abortion and pornography. The opponents of
state marriage initiatives are now filing federal court challenges. The
proponents of legal abortion have successfully challenged the Partial-Birth
Abortion Ban which now heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. We are confident as
the nation’s top lawyer, Mr. Gonzales will offer a strong defense of these
measures which protect marriage and the unborn.”

“We also hope that he will begin a vigorous prosecution effort against
obscenity. Perhaps most importantly, Mr. Gonzales will have the opportunity to
address judicial activism by shepherding the President’s judicial nominees
through what could be a difficult Senate Judiciary Committee if Senator Arlen
Specter is elevated to the chairmanship.”


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