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Panthers Case No Shot in the Dark

By on 8.10.10 | 9:47AM

More on the ongoing shenanigans at the Holder/Obama Department of (in)Justice -- shenanigans that go FAR beyond the Black Panther case -- at the Washington Times:

Their reports, and reports from other former department lawyers, reveal that black staffers at Justice have been harassed for working on cases against black defendants, that department officials have vowed not to enforce parts of the Voting Rights Act equally or at all, that military voters are receiving less-than-enthusiastic protection while felons received special assistance to vote, and that department officials dropped the New Black Panther case without bothering to read the briefs.

Note: The "their" in that passage refers to former DoJ lawyer J. Christian Adams and current DoJ lawyer Christopher Coates, the latter as reported via Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation. Also, a note on attribution: Early in the editorial it mentions "several reports in the past week." Originally, those reports were attributed to the writers who broke them, but space considerations required numerous cuts in the original, way-overlong draft of the editorial. So, for the record, the writers of the two new reports referenced in the editorial are Byron York, who wrote in the Examiner that DoJ is poised to start funneling money to liberal interest groups, and Mr. Adams again, who wrote that DoJ is interfering with a humane prisoner-health program in South Carolina.

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