Read time: 1 minute

Study Concludes Ideology Drove DoJ Hirings

I'm actually a lot more interested in how the Obama administration plans to purge the DoJ ranks of those appointees who were hired based on this illeg

I'm actually a lot more interested in how the Obama administration plans to purge the DoJ ranks of those appointees who were hired based on this illegal criteria:

Ideological considerations permeated the hiring process at the Justice Department's civil rights division, where a politically appointed official sought to hire "real Americans" and Republicans for career posts and prominent case assignments, according to a long awaited report released this morning by the department's inspector general.

The extensive study of hiring practices between 2001 and 2007 concluded that a former department official improperly weeded out candidates based on their perceived ties to liberal organizations. Two other senior managers failed to oversee the process, authorities said.

The key official, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bradley Schlozman, favored employees who shared his political views and derided others as "libs" and "pinkos," the report said.

Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine and Office of Professional Responsibility chief H. Marshall Jarrett said they would refer their findings to legal disciplinary authorities.

"The Department must be vigilant to ensure that such egregious misconduct does not occur in the future," Fine said in a statement.

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.