Democrats attack Gonzales, Supreme Court

CHICAGO (AP) -- Democrats running for president used a national meeting of trial lawyers in Chicago to denounce Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and recent decisions by the Supreme Court.

Illinois Senator Barack Obama took potshots at what he called "Alberto Gonzales justice" and "Scooter Libby justice."

Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Joe Biden and Bill Richardson also were there. Each spoke separately for about 20 minutes and answered questions read by a host.

A favorite target was the Supreme Court led by Bush-appointed Chief Justice John Roberts. Edwards lambasted the court's recent decision to strike down school integration plans in Louisville, Kentucky, and Seattle as a setback for civil rights.

Clinton got raucous applause when she reminded the crowd that she'd voted against Bush appointees Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.

The Democrats also piled on Bush, renewing their calls for an end to the war in Iraq.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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