FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2010 file photo, former Attorney General John Ashcroft in Washington. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday thatAshcroft cannot be personally sued over his role in the post-9/11 ... more 
FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2010 file photo, former Attorney General John Ashcroft in Washington. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday thatAshcroft cannot be personally sued over his role in the post-9/11 arrest of an American Muslim who was never charged with a crime. By a 5-3 vote, the court said Ashcroft did not violate the constitutional rights of Abdullah al-Kidd, who was arrested in 2003 under a federal law intended to make sure witnesses testify in criminal proceedings. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Cliff Owen, File
Tue, May 31, 2011 11:25 AM EDT