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Report: More Favoritism at Justice

POSTED: 01:01 PM ET, 07/28/2008 by Derek Kravitz

An inspector general's report accusing two Justice Department officials of using political litmus tests on candidates for jobs as immigration judges and line prosecutors is the second of four planned dissections of hiring decisions at Justice during the Bush administration.

A separate report, released in June, found that a pair of former high-ranking political appointees had violated department policy and the Civil Service Reform Act by using ideological reasons to scuttle the candidacy of lawyers who applied to the elite honors and summer intern programs.

Reports on hiring problems in the Civil Rights Division and the firing of nine U.S. attorneys have yet to be released, The Post's Carrie Johnson reports.

The report on the firing of U.S. attorneys was a central issue in the resignation of former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales.

Gonzales repeatedly angered lawmakers by saying that he could not recall key episodes and details related to the U.S. attorneys' dismissals, testifying nearly 70 times at one hearing alone that he could not remember specific events.

By Derek Kravitz |  July 28, 2008; 1:01 PM ET
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Just one question. When do we review EVERY appointee under Bush and Company's disasterous 8 year reign. If you don't know already that everything this administration did was politically motivated then you are naive or not paying attention.

Posted by: Pablo | July 28, 2008 2:04 PM

Oh my God! Another President with a Monica problem.

Posted by: David D | July 28, 2008 11:44 PM

wait until Bush and his boss cheney are out of office,and then we will see some partial truths of what they have done to the American justice system.Some will never come out as it will destroy American people's confidence completely in the system.I figured we were in trouble when Bush appointed Ashcroft who has been defeated for the senate by a candidate who DIED a month before the elections.

Posted by: pinkydink53 | August 1, 2008 6:16 AM

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