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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, November 11, 2004

The New Face of Justice--Bush Nominates Alberto Gonzales

If the Senate approves Bush's choice to replace John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales, the current White House legal counsel and former Bush-appointed Texas Supreme Court Justice will be the first Hispanic-American Attorney General.

Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York calls Gonzales "less polarizing" than Ashcroft.  So far, Bush's choice seems to be receiving approval by the Democratic Party and may symbolize Bush's efforts to materialize his November 3, 2004 Election-victory speech pledge to earn the favor of those who supported Kerry in the presidential election.

For more reactions to Bush's first major post-election nomination, click here.

Mark Godsey

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