has Violated His Oath of Office" in Racist Dept of Justice Decision to
Drop New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Case and Mandate DOJ
Policy: "No Voter Intimidation Cases Will Brought Against Black
Defendent Where the Victim is White"
As if that weren't bad enough to sink the whole damn administration and impeach Obama. Outlaws, all. Now this.
David J. Barron, the acting head of the Justice
Department’s powerful Office of Legal Counsel, will step down next month and be
replaced by one of his current deputies, Jonathan G. Cedarbaum,
the department said Thursday.
Much of the work of the Office of Legal Counsel is
confidential, but over the past 18 months Mr. Barron has handled a variety of
issues including wartime questions like how much involvement with Al Qaeda is
necessary to make a terrorism suspect subject to detention without trial and
domestic matters like whether stalking and domestic violence laws apply to
Mr. Barron’s replacement, Mr. Cedarbaum, came to
public attention earlier this year after Fox News named him as one of several
Justice Department lawyers who had previously advocated for detainees.
Those lawyers had been attacked as the “Al Qaeda
Seven” by a group led by Liz Cheney, the daughter
of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and Bill
Kristol of the Weekly Standard. The Cheney and Kristol group was in turn accused
of McCarthyism by critics from across the political spectrum.
The Fox report characterized Mr. Cedarbaum’s
involvement in advocating for detainees as “minor” and “short-lived.” At a
partner at the WilmerHale law firm, he was one of several lawyers whose name
appeared on a Supreme Court brief in a case involving six Algerian detainees who
had been arrested in Bosnia, and who were seeking a right to a habeas-corpus
Matthew Miller, a Justice Department spokesman,
said that Mr. Cedarbaum is recused from
matters arising from one of the Algerian-Bosnian detainees, but is free to deal
with detainee legal policy matters more generally.
President Obama has not yet submitted a new
nominee to the Senate to lead the office following the withdrawal of Ms.
Johnsen, and it was not clear whether Mr. Cedarbaum was under consideration for
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