Report Of Bias At DOJ Spurs CREW's Complaints

Law360, New York (July 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The political watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has filed complaints with the bar associations of Virginia and Washington, D.C., against two attorneys accused of illegally screening applicants to the U.S. Department of Justice based on their political affiliations.

The complaints were filed Monday against Michael Elston, now a partner at McGuireWoods LLP, and Esther Slater McDonald, now an associate at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. McDonald is the former counsel to Acting U.S. Associate Attorney General William Mercer and Elston is the former chief...
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