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DOJ Lawyer Quits Over Black Panthers Case

From the Washington Examiner. J. Christian Adams, an attorney in the DOJ’s Voting Rights section, has apparently resigned over the government’s stonewalling in the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case. In a resignation letter, Adams intimates that he has been ordered by his superiors to ignore a subpoena to testify on the handling of the case before the bipartisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Also in the letter, Adams refers to the heated rhetoric employed by the Panthers against the authors of the voter intimidation suit, a cause of worry since he says he knows “intimately the criminal character and violent tendencies of the members of New Black Panther Party.”

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UPDATE: A sentence in an earlier version of this post mistakenly referred to another DOJ lawyer, who did not resign, instead of to Adams.

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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