May 12, 2003
FOLLOWING UP LAST WEEK'S POST ON PRISON RAPE, here's a link to the DoJ testimony on the bill. Contrary to earlier reports, federalism doesn't seem to be an issue -- at least in the Department's public stance. Nor should it be. Instead, it's all about the money.
Ashcroft needs to clear a path for this bill, which he says he supports, and override the opposition of the underlings.