Obomination: The Double Standard at Obama’s DOJ

Published Fri, Sep 30 2011 8:12 AM


Have you been keeping count at Obama’s Department of Justice?

Leftist lawyers: 113

Moderate, non-ideological, or conservative lawyers: 0.

These numbers, as covered in a previous Obomination, are especially disturbing because career employees at the Justice Department are supposed to be selected by merit by law.  According to the Civil Service Reform Act, “All employees and applicants for employment should receive fair and equitable treatment in all aspects of personnel management without regard to political affiliation…” 

Moreover as David Steinberg points out, leftist political hiring of career attorneys by the DOJ also conflicts with the Department’s hiring policy, is contrary to the rationale behind civil rights laws the DOJ is support to enforce and demonstrates a double-standard.  Then, the DOJ’s reasonable accommodation statement declares that “The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of …political affiliation…”    How can Eric Holder criticize political hiring of conservatives yet then let the DOJ engage in leftist politicized hiring?

PajamasMedia now reports that the recent leftist attorney hires at the Department of Justice should be concerned whether they will continue to be employed by the agency.  As fallout from the news coverage of the improper hiring practices of Obama’s Justice Department (“Every Single One”), the Senate wants to cut funding.  It’s time someone in Obama’s administration be found responsible for this improper hiring scheme.

Read RNLA Meese award winner Hans von Spakovsky’s and RNLA member Christian Adams’ articles in the “Every Single One” series here: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, and eleven.


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# MGH said on Saturday, October 08, 2011 8:08 AM

It has been obvious to me that Obama's DOJ has been "selective" as to which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore. I believe this information should be given more media coverage.  

# The Republican Lawyer Blog said on Friday, December 09, 2011 9:10 AM

The RNLA blog has a weekly "Obomination" feature covering the ways President Obama has defied

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