Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sessions urged to purge Obama staff from Civil Rights Division

Via Billy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions leaves a news conference after touring the U.S.-Mexico border with border officials, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in Nogales, Ariz. Sessions announced making immigration enforcement a key Justice Department priority, saying he will speed up deportations of immigrants in the country illegally who were convicted of federal crimes. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Conservative scholars have urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to purge “ideological rot” that’s festered in the department’s Civil Rights Division under the Obama administration through internal reforms meant to reverse partisanship in the agency.

But liberal groups, seizing on a recommendation that political appointees rather than career bureaucrats play a role in the hiring process, argued this week that such a move would be a return to hiring practices already deemed improper and illegal under the George W. Bush administration.

The polarization over the issue underscores how much the division’s priorities can shift from one prevailing political wind to the next.

The 25 conservatives who authored the letter to the Justice Department urging reforms wrote that under the Obama administration, the Civil Rights Division “served purely ideological ends with rigidity unmatched in other federal offices.”


  1. Diversity of opinions that match the USA and the Constitution need to be met.
    They need more than a few conservative that kept themselves hidden during the Obama purges to be in the DOJ. It is almost all progressives in the DOJ now. Diversify so there are a even a few constitution following attorneys there.

    1. It is almost all progressives in the DOJ now. Diversify so there are a even a few constitution following attorneys there.

      Actually, they should all be constitution following.

  2. I most vehemently agree, the punch bowl should be free of fecal matter.

    From their, the DOJs, refusal to prosecute the black panther thugs, carrying clubs, at that poling place, to their encouragement of the riots in Ferguson, the utter lack of interest in "Polar bear hunting" along with the "knock out game" and then on to international gun running schemes as well as the political persecution of political opponents etc., anything less then a complete flush, assisted by a robust use of a plumber's helper, will only preserve the status quo and encourage future lawlessness.

    Average Joe