FILE - In this March 11, 2008, file photo, former Attorney General John Ashcroft testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court is taking up the post-Sept. 11 arrest of an American Muslim ... more 
FILE - In this March 11, 2008, file photo, former Attorney General John Ashcroft testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court is taking up the post-Sept. 11 arrest of an American Muslim under a law intended to make sure witnesses testify in criminal proceedings. The Obama administration is defending Ashcroft for actions he took as attorney general. A lawsuit seeks to hold Ashcroft financially responsible for creating a policy to use the material witness law to round up people suspected of ties to terrorism, without evidence to charge them with a crime. Argument at the high court is set for Wednesday, March 2, 2011. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Dennis Cook, File
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