Politicizing the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division

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Paul Kiel, who has been nailing the US Attorney purge story for TMP Muckraker, has a lenghty piece online regarding the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division:

Over the past six years, the Bush administration has aggressively reshaped the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Many career analysts and attorneys have either been transferred or driven out; their replacements are long on conservative credentials and short on civil rights experience.

Here’s an inside account of what it’s like inside from Toby Moore, a redistricting expert with the division’s voting section until the spring of 2006. Like many of his colleagues, he left due to the hostile atmosphere in the section, where he says there was a pattern of selective intimidation towards career staff.

Definitely a worthwhile read.

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