Saturday, December 10, 2005
Shooting The Messenger - Again
When W and his Bush League minions get news they don't want to hear, they ignore it:|
Staff Opinions Banned In Voting Rights CasesScore one for El Busho in The Bush League's ongoing battle against reality...
Criticism of Justice Dept.'s Rights Division Grows
By Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, December 10, 2005; Page A03
The Justice Department has barred staff attorneys from offering recommendations in major Voting Rights Act cases, marking a significant change in the procedures meant to insulate such decisions from politics, congressional aides and current and former employees familiar with the issue said.
Disclosure of the change comes amid growing public criticism of Justice Department decisions to approve Republican-engineered plans in Texas and Georgia that were found to hurt minority voters by career staff attorneys who analyzed the plans. Political appointees overruled staff findings in both cases.