DOJ Implemented Partisan Hiring Practices: Report

Law360, New York (July 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Top officials at the U.S. Department of Justice violated both federal law and department policy by taking political affiliation into account when hiring for career DOJ positions, according to an internal report released Tuesday.

The report, conducted by the DOJ's Office of Professional Responsibility and its Office of the Inspector General, found that the agency routinely screened out Democrats and liberals, along with at least one person thought to be a lesbian, when hiring prosecutors and immigration judges, among other career positions.

“It is not improper...
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