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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 04:44 PM
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30. Boosh's DOJ ...
Inside The Bush DoJ's Purge of The Civil Rights Division
TPM

By Paul Kiel
April 17, 2007

Over the past six years, the Bush administration has aggressively reshaped the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Many career analysts and attorneys have either been transferred or driven out; their replacements are long on conservative credentials and short on civil rights experience.

Here's an inside account of what it's like inside from Toby Moore, a redistricting expert with the division's voting section until the spring of 2006. Like many of his colleagues, he left due to the hostile atmosphere in the section, where he says there was a pattern of selective intimidation towards career staff.

According to Moore, his supervisor and the political appointees in the section consistently criticized his work because it didn't jibe with their pre-drawn conclusions.



So, if anybody expecting responsiveness from DOJ on election day about voting rights violations, think again.
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