On Sept. 20, 2001, Attorney General John Ashcroft (left) joined FBI Director Robert Mueller at a news conference. In those early days after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, overwhelming fear led to the trampling of constitutional rights.
On Sept. 20, 2001, Attorney General John Ashcroft (left) joined FBI Director Robert Mueller at a news conference. In those early days after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, overwhelming fear led to the trampling of constitutional rights. File photo by Gary Tramontina The Associated Press
On Sept. 20, 2001, Attorney General John Ashcroft (left) joined FBI Director Robert Mueller at a news conference. In those early days after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, overwhelming fear led to the trampling of constitutional rights. File photo by Gary Tramontina The Associated Press

Mary Sanchez: When fear rules, constitutional rights get trampled

January 20, 2017 2:49 PM