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EDITORIAL: A Fine exit at Justice--Inspector general shouldn't leave until his work is done
The Washington Times ^
| November 30, 2010
Posted on 11/30/2010 5:46:48 PM PST by jazusamo
Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine should finish one major piece of business before his announced retirement next month: the investigation into Justice's Civil Rights Division.
On Sept. 12, Mr. Fine announced that while he's precluded by law from investigating a "specific piece of litigation" such as the Black Panther voter-intimidation case, "we do have the authority to conduct [a] broader program review ... regarding the Civil Rights Division's enforcement of voting rights laws." Mr. Fine vowed to review "whether the Voting Section has enforced the civil rights laws in a non-discriminatory manner." Substantial testimony, backed by a record of official inaction on whole classes of cases, indicates the Justice Department under Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has refused cases for racial or political reasons.
The law requires depoliticized, race-neutral justice. Mr. Fine should delay retirement until he can show whether or not that is what America is getting from Mr. Holder's Justice Department.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: coates; doj; fernandes; fine; holder; inspectorgeneral; justicedepartment; nbpp; raceneutral
If Inspector General Glenn Fine doesn't finish the investigation he said he'd do it shows Obama, Holder or their flunkies got to him.
posted on 11/30/2010 5:46:55 PM PST
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