Pryor Profile

NPR's Debbie Elliott profiles Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor, another controversial court of appeals nominee coming from the White House. Civil rights groups say the conservative Pryor — a champion of state's rights — is a threat to some of the basic rights that federal courts have historically protected. But the attorney general also enjoys a wide range of supporters, including influential black Democrats in Alabama. Pryor's proponents say they're confident the hardline lawyer will apply the law with reason and effectiveness.

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