Confirmation Hearings

NPR's Nina Totenberg reports on day one of the Senate confirmation hearings for Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft. The former US Senator underwent tough questioning from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee over his views on civil rights, abortion, and school desegregation.



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