January 2001
New Republic;01/29/2001, Vol. 224 Issue 5, p9
Presents views on why Missouri legislator Richard Ashcroft should be considered unfit to take the post of U.S. attorney general. Accusations of racism reflected by the cabinet nominee's decision to nominate a black justice from the Missouri Supreme Court to the federal branch; His opposition to desegregation plans for Saint Louis and Kansas City public schools; Political career of the cabinet nominee.


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