Pryor to replace Ashcroft?
If John Ashcroft is not asked back for the President's second term, National Journal and Britain's Guardian Unlimited have suggested that his replacement could be former Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor, whose nomination to the 11th circuit Court of Appeals by President Bush was effectively killed by Senator Arlen Specter earlier this year..
Ashcroft is being mentioned as a possible candidate to replace Chief Justice William Rehnquist when he does retire.
The logic of nominating people like Pryor will probably be absent from media coverage but he's a good example. As Alabama AG he had to act when Roy Moore installed the Ten Commandments monument, not on personal opinion but on a strict understanding of the Constitution.