Internal Justice Dept. Report Cites Illegal Hiring Practices

For nearly two years, a young political aide sought to cultivate a "farm system" for Republicans at the Justice Department, hiring scores of prosecutors and immigration judges who espoused conservative priorities and Christian lifestyle choices Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Jul 29, 2008 - 7:31 AM PDT
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Naomi Isler
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by Naomi Isler - Oct. 1, 2008

Yes, it meets the qualifications for good journalism. It even notes a suggestion that the people so hired be discovered and let go. However, there's some doubt in my mind whether that would be legally possible - which means that these people may be embedded in the 'bureaucracy' for a long time. And I would be concerned that attempts to get rid of them would bring a barrage of negative criticism from conservatives?

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Kristin Gorski
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by Kristin Gorski - Oct. 1, 2008

This article is very well sourced. While this story is highly political and polarizing in nature, the reporter includes facts from investigative reports and quotations from all sides -- both Democratic and Republican, those under investigation (and their lawyers) and those job applicants now suing for reparation. This makes the article very fair. Many viewpoints are represented throughout. Overall, the article was clearly written and focused. I got the news and facts from it, I feel more knowledgeable about the entire situation described.

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Denise Clendening
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by Denise Clendening - Oct. 1, 2008

Excellent story that includes interviews with key people from both sides and a link to the 146 page DOJ investigation. Links are also provided to video, emails, and other stories on the DOJ. What is apparent is that the citizens of the U.S. were forced to give up their constitutional rights in the war against terror while the DOJ was being staffed with people based solely on their religious and political beliefs and not on their expertise in national security.

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Oct. 1, 2008

Excellent journalism which clearly lays it out for the reader, making good use of quotes and links to other blogs to support its information. If it seems one-sided, itÂ’s because there is no other intelligent side to this story. Corruption is corruption, and this is an especially egregious example of Bushie corruption coupled with the usual transparent, crackbrained excuses.

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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - Oct. 1, 2008
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