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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:24 AM
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Voting Chief Tanner Resigns
Voting Chief Tanner Resigns
By Paul Kiel - December 14, 2007, 11:43AM

Today, John Tanner resigned from his position effective immediately as chief of the Civil Rights Division's voting section. His resignation email, with the subject line "Moving On" was sent out at approximately 11 AM to voting section staff. He said that he will be moving on to the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices. The email is reproduced below in full.

With Tanner, it had seemed like a matter of not if, but when. As we reported late last month, his travel habits had angered attorneys in the voting section, leading to an investigation by the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility.

And that was after his comments about the tendency of minorities to "die first" led Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and others to call for his resignation. When he went before the House Judiciary Committee in October, he was lambasted for his tendency of "basing your conclusions on stereotypes."

more at:
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/004910.php
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ellacott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:27 AM
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1. Good news n/t
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:31 AM
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2. Mukasey at work? Interesting development in where he is seeking refuge.
The Office of Special Counsel means that Scott Bloch is giving shelter to Tanner.

That Office of Special Counsel, not? If so, this is most revealing!
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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:36 AM
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3. How about a recall of Tanner's voter purge letters
to create the impression that the Voting Rights Division is cleaning up its act?
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