Obomination – Obama’s DOJ: Conservatives Need Not Apply

Published Fri, Aug 26 2011 6:28 AM


The FOIA request is in from Pajamas Media for the resumes of the attorneys hired by the Civil Rights Division since Obama took office, and the results are disturbing.  The Department of Justice has hired leftwing radicals to staff that Division’s career service attorney positions. 

Former DOJ attorneys J. Christian Adams and Hans von Spakovsky along with the Pajamas Media bureau chief Richard Pollock have been publishing a series of articles about politicized hiring in various sections of the DOJ: Voting Section, Immigration Office, Special Litigation Section, Education Section, Employment Section and the Compliance Section.

The New York Times had previously reported that lawyers hired in the past two years are more likely to have experience with liberal groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law.  Although the media has widely reported about the Bush DOJ investigation for politicized hiring, resumes reveal that 25% of the Bush hires conservative credentials and 7% percent had liberal ones, but 60% of Obama’s hires had liberal credentials while not a single one had conservative ties.

Packing the offices with certain personnel means that the cases pursued by the Department of Justice are directed to leftwing political objectives.   In June, Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution Chairman Lamar Smith held an oversight hearing to investigate allegations that: (1) voter intimidation cases against the New Black Panther Party would be dismissed; (2) the voting section will only bring cases for the benefit of racial minorities; (3) the voting list maintenance requirement of Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act would not be enforced; and (4) voting rights laws are not enforced in a race neutral manner during the redistricting cycle.

Attorney General Eric Holder had publicly pledged that political hiring “simply will not be tolerated - in this administration” and that the Civil Rights Division would “not [be] straying into some kind of liberal orthodoxy.”  But meanwhile, Eric Holder promised leftist organizations like the American Constitution Society that the DOJ is “going to be looking for people who share our values.” 

These Department of Justice jobs are career positions, not political appointments. They are supposed to be neutrally enforcers of the law, not hacks for an extreme political agenda.    Due to a hard-fought court battle at Pajamas Media, we know the real truth about politicized hiring.  Obama’s attorney general has built up his own Department of Injustice.


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