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A Letter to the Senate on the Gonzales No-Confidence Vote

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June 11, 2007

As the Senate brings debate and a no-confidence vote on Alberto Gonzales today, Executive Director Anthony Romero posted an open letter on reminding the Senate of the attorney general’s woeful civil rights record:

“He has failed to investigate and prosecute criminal acts committed by civilians in the torture or abuse of detainees, failed to investigate and prosecute criminal acts and violations of the law resulting from the warrantless spying program, and championed renewal of the Patriot Act despite widespread bipartisan civil liberties concerns. His department’s own inspector general discovered that the FBI underreported, misused and otherwise abused the Patriot Act’s National Security Letter provisions.”

The ACLU’s updated report on Gonzales’ civil liberties and civil rights record can be found at

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