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Isn't the whole idea of appointing U.S. attorneys solely on political grounds, disgusting?

Not really since we have the court to balance it.

The law does not change with them,but they rather direct the application of it at the direction of the Executive.

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Not really since we have the court to balance it.

The law does not change with them,but they rather direct the application of it at the direction of the Executive.

But administrations replacing them wholesale, really does make them just an arm of the political part of the white house, instead of actually doing a job enforcing the law.
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But administrations replacing them wholesale, really does make them just an arm of the political part of the white house, instead of actually doing a job enforcing the law.

Aren't they supposed to be an arm of the Executive?

They are limited by the laws in place and the courts...and of course voter wrath for their master.

It certainly creates conflicts,but conflict is by design in our system(the founders understood human behavior)

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In a way it's a good thing that they aren't pressing charges. After all, the damage is done and all that really would happen is that it would continue to ratchet up the divisiveness between parties.

In another respect it's terrible. These guys did break the law and put politics above justice and politicized something that should be fair and objective through their hiring and firing process.

Just another way that over the last decade our government failed to live up to its promise and the ideals of our country.

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.......... typical of the ideological guys the Bush administration stuffed into DOJ......
...... idealogue conservative attorneys like......
Ahem...

When George W. Bush appointees at the Justice Department used political considerations in hiring career employees, official Washington exploded in outrage. Yet we hear barely a peep of protest now as the Obama Justice Department does the same thing for liberal ends.

On Friday, Thomas E. Perez, chief of the Civil Rights Division at Justice, announced 16 hires and promotions for "career" - as opposed to "political" - slots. An apolitical hiring process would have included a few random attorneys somewhere to the right of the late Ted Kennedy - but not here.

Among the new hires are: Sharyn Tejani comes from the National Partnership for Women and Families, a hotbed of liberal activism, where she served as one of the lead attorneys filing a Supreme Court brief supporting an explicitly race-based refusal to promote white firemen in New Haven, Conn. Aaron Schuham comes directly from Americans United for Separation of Church and State - a group so leftist, it has argued the Obama administration isn't liberal enough. Audrey Wiggins comes from another liberal bastion, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which also filed a brief against the white firefighters. Bryan Sells comes from the American Civil Liberties Union, as does Meredith Bell-Platts.

John "Bert" Russ, promoted to special litigation counsel for the Voting Section, is a frequent contributor to Democratic campaigns, including President Obama's. New Voting Section deputy chief Sarabeth Donovan is known for overseeing the department's responses, or in this case extreme unresponsiveness, to Freedom of Information Act requests involving the New Black Panther controversy. Mr. Perez also made permanent the appointment of Rebecca Wertz as the principal deputy chief of the Voting Section. Ms. Wertz's management of the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act has been so lackluster that military-rights groups are screaming about disenfranchisement of American troops......

........On Sept. 9, 2009, The Washington Post editorialized: "Mr. Holder must be careful not to repeat the mistakes of his predecessors. If it was wrong then to fill career slots only with 'loyal Bushies,' it would be wrong now to reserve slots only for committed liberals seeking to make up for lost time." Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s team deserves to be blasted now that it's implementing exactly such an injustice.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/oct/8/obama-justice-department-plays-snooki/

".......same as the old"

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