A new report reveals that the US Justice Department denied employment to new lawyers based on liberal resume buzzwords, information making it more likely that Bush's legacy will include the politicalization of federal prosecution.
The Justice Department's inspector general reports that many well qualified candidates were rejected from the elite recruitment program for perceived liberal bias, and such rejection “constituted misconduct and also violated the department’s policies and civil service law that prohibit discrimination in hiring based on political or ideological affiliations.” The hiring practice took place under both Attorney General John Ashcroft, and AG Roberto Gonzales.
So which resume items signaled a leftist agenda? To find out,
Words like "social justice," or "environmental" proved problematic, along with membership in organizations like Greenpeace, American Constitution Society, or the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, reports the New York Times. Instead, those with Republican credentials got the interviews and internships.
The investigation regarding the firing of nine US attorneys in 2006 is still underway. Are you looking forward to that outcome? What should citizens do with this information?