Skip to comments.Ex-DOJ Lawyer Will Testify About Black Panthers on July 6
Posted on 06/24/2010 11:21:47 AM PDT by jazusamo
The former Civil Rights Division lawyer who quit the Justice Department after he was denied permission to speak about his work on a controversial voter intimidation case will testify before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights next month.
J. Christian Adams, the lead attorney on a voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia, resigned from the Justice Department on June 4.
Adams lawyer said earlier this month that his client planned to cooperate with the commission.
The conservative-controlled commission chose July 6 over the objection of the panels two Democratic commissioners, who said they will not be able to attend.
Spokeswoman Lenore Ostrawksy said that the commission is not privy to any communications between the Department of Justice and Mr. Adams and did not know if there were still any restrictions on what he was allowed to say in his testimony.
A Justice Department spokeswoman did not immediately reply to request for comment on restrictions the DOJ might seek on Adams testimony.
To me the question is whether this is the commissions show or the Adams show, Commissioner Michael Yaki, one of the Democratic board members who opposed the July 6 hearing, said in an interview. These folks are desperate to create news items.
A little over a week after he left the Justice Department, Adams started his own website, ElectionLawCenter.com with the slogan more red than the ivory tower. He has used the forum to criticize the Voting Sections work and highlight lawsuits against Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which he wrote is on the outer frontier of the permissible exercise of federal power over the states.
Adams has not discussed the New Black Panther Party case on the website.
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This is just abother farce. The Civil Rights Commission isnt about to rule against the Black Panthers.
I wouldn’t bet any money on that if I was you. The Civil Rights Commission has pushed this for over a year, they are the ones that have kept the issue alive.
they would be more likely to promote Black Panthers..Michelle’s unhonor guard.
Investigating Friends of Obamah is a career killer.
I hope he can stay away from Ft. Marcy park until then.
And, doesn’t take “too many” aspirin for the stress.
Exactly right, there’s striking similarities between this and the Gerald Walpin thing.
Black Panthers = Black KKK.
Walpin, couldn’t think of the guy’s name and too busy to look it up. ...thanks.
Does this mean someone will stop Holder from making this a moot issue and siding with the radicals?
Holder should be fired for having allowed this to happen under his watch, but of course his orders came from the Bama Boy.
As I understand it the US Commission on Civil Rights is empowered by law to investigate such matters and make recommendations for actions to DOJ, I don’t know if they can force action against anyone or not.
If the Commission recommends the DOJ take action and they don’t (which it’s pretty evident they won’t because they’ve dismissed charges against the NBPP already) it will add to the blatant disregard for the law by Holder and his political appointees.
I couldn’t agree with you more and this isn’t the only stunt he’s pulled, I’m sure at the behest of Zer0.
If you hear it is going to be televised, let me know.
I’ll do that, boats and will be checking next week to see.
WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "ADAMS: INSIDE THE BLACK PANTHER CASE Anger, Ignorance and Lies" by J. Christian Adams (SNIPPET: "The New Black Panther case was the simplest and most obvious violation of federal law I saw in my Justice Department career. Because of the corrupt nature of the dismissal, statements falsely characterizing the case and, most of all, indefensible orders for the career attorneys not to comply with lawful subpoenas investigating the dismissal, this month I resigned my position as a Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney.") (June 25, 2010)
Thanks, kristinn !
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