The Nation
January 29, 2001

With George W. Bush's nomination of super-conservative John Ashcroft to be Attorney General, the new president's supporters and critics alike are anticipating major changes in how the federal government enforces the law. A careful analysis of the Clinton record, however, suggests that the new team may be mostly content with the policies of the last eight years. This is because federal data show that under Clinton the number of federal agents increased, the prosecution of illegal immigrants surged, the war on drugs maintained its dominant place, and corporate audits plummeted. The article was written by TRAC's co director, David Burnham and Susan Long.

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