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Sun Feb 19, 2012, 04:45 PM

41. From many of these responses, it seems that a lot of people

don't understand that the DoJ has to prosecute the LAW as written by Congress and interpreted by the courts, regardless of Administration polices.

DADT is a perfect example. Obama didn't agree with DADT. However, DADT was the "law of the land" and thus the DoJ was obligated to prosecute it, whether Obama or even the DoJ itself agreed with it or not. Therefore, Obama worked to change the law.

I think that's the disconnect that a lot of people miss, the distnction between "policy" and "law". The DoJ has to prosecute the Law as it stands, regardless of policy or opinion.

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