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Joesunionreview Donating Member (173 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 03:43 PM
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Justice Department breaks law in it's hiring practices
http://anti-union.blogspot.com/2008/06/justice-departme...

Applications that contained what were seen as leftist commentary or buzz words like environmental and social justice were often grounds for rejecting applicants, according to e-mails reviewed by the inspector generals office.

Wow, all the way at the top, discriminatory practices at the US Justice Department come to light in a NY Times report that shows that, while under the authority of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, higher qualified candidates for jobs were rejected for "political and idealogical" reasons. Which of course is against the law.

Heres a small clip from the story entitled "Report Sees Illegal Hiring Practices at Justice Dept." by Eric Licthblau (3/25/08) http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/25/washington/24cnd-just... :

Justice Department officials over the last six years illegally used political or ideological factors to hire new lawyers into an elite recruitment program, tapping law school graduates with conservative credentials over those with liberal-sounding resumes, a new report found Tuesday.

The blistering report, prepared by the Justice Departments inspector general, is the first in what will be a series of investigations growing out of last years scandal over the firings of nine United States attorneys. It appeared to confirm for the first time in an official examination many of the allegations from critics who charged that the Justice Department had become overly politicized during the Bush administration.

Many qualified candidates were rejected for the departments honors program because of what was perceived as a liberal bias, the report found. Those practices, the report concluded, constituted misconduct and also violated the departments policies and civil service law that prohibit discrimination in hiring based on political or ideological affiliations.

And you thought all those rulings that weaken the labor movement and are directly made with the intent of screwing the working people was a coincidence, think again.

Big thanks to Common Man News for the heads up to the story
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 03:48 PM
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1. Remember Monica Goodling?
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Joesunionreview Donating Member (173 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 04:17 PM
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2. Thanks Xipe Totec
added that video to the story

Thanks
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-29-08 06:30 PM
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3. Laws are for the Little People. DOJ, like the WH, gets the luxury
of selectively enforcing the law (primarily against its enemies) and not having to obey the law itself.

Somebody just SHOOT ME. I am sick unto death of this crap.
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