Alberto Gonzales

Bush's 'Blind' Justice in Texas Executions
Alberto Gonzales

Derrick Z. Jackson writes: "An article in the current issue of The Atlantic Monthly should further inform and inflame the debate over the honesty of President [sic] Bush. When Bush was governor of Texas he routinely denied last-ditch pleas for clemency on execution day by systematically hearing no evidence, seeing no evidence, and sealing himself away from any tragic possibility that any evil was done at all. The 'system' was Bush and his legal counsel from 1995 to 1997, Alberto Gonzales. In 1997, Bush appointed Gonzales as Texas secretary of state. In 1998, Bush elevated Gonzales to the Texas Supreme Court. Gonzales followed Bush to Washington to be White House counsel. Gonzales is widely speculated to be high on Bush's list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court. Gonzales would be the first Latino justice."

John Dean on White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales's Texas Execution Memos
Alberto Gonzales

"White House counsel Alberto Gonzales is said to be on President [sic] Bush's short list of potential nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court. Unlike other nominees, such as D.C. Circuit nominee Miguel Estrada, it turns out that Gonzales has left quite a paper trail - in the form of fifty-seven death-penalty memoranda he prepared for then-Texas Governor George Bush. The memos were initially confidential, meant for the Governor alone. They have not themselves been published. But they have been reviewed by writer Alan Berlow of The Atlantic Monthly, and his report on their contents is disturbing indeed. The Gonzales execution memos raise serious - and, unfortunately ugly - questions, not because of what they say, rather because of what they fail to say. They also suggest that President [sic] Bush's earlier claims about how he, in fact, handled clemency requests as Governor of Texas are less than accurate."

White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales Is The World's Biggest Enemy of the Rule of Law
Alberto Gonzales

When Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) led his impeachment jihad against Bill Clinton, his bottom line was simple: "The Rule of Law." Well, the Rule of Law under the U.S. Constitution includes treaties that are ratified by the Senate. So who advised Bush to unilaterally violate the Geneva Convention - in other words, to break U.S. Law? None other than White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales. Gonzales is also the chief architect of the administration's illegal stonewalling of the GAO. Alberto Gonzales has declared war on the Rule of Law, and he should be impeached.