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Randall L. Kennedy, In Extremis, Am. Prospect, Feb. 26, 2001, at 14, 15.

Abstract: The reluctance of Senate Democrats to block John Ashcroft's nomination for Attorney General in President George W. Bush's administration highlights the weakness of the party as a vehicle for liberal politics. Many Democrats fear that Ashcroft will allow his fundamentalist religious beliefs to interfere with his ability to perform the job.