Gonzales, Goodling Off The Hook In DOJ Hiring Suit

Law360, New York (September 18, 2009, 5:00 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington has dismissed several defendants — including former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales — from a putative class action alleging politics tainted the U.S. Department of Justice's hiring process during former President George W. Bush's tenure in the White House.

Judge John D. Bates signed off on an order Wednesday granting motions to dismiss filed by Gonzales; former Justice Department officials Monica Goodling, Michael Elston, and Esther McDonald; and current Justice Department official Louis DeFalaise.

A dismissal bid by the Justice Department...
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