Federal Judge Blasts Unprofessional Behavior of Justice Department Lawyers


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Federal Judge Blasts Unprofessional Behavior of Justice Department Lawyers
BY J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS
MARCH 11, 2017

Here we go again. Another federal judge has scalded the unprofessional conduct of Justice Department lawyers inside the Civil Rights Division. The first time it was perjury. After that, it was unethical conduct in a trial against New Orleans police officers. Now its unprofessional behavior and bigotry toward the South in a federal court trial challenging Texas legislative districts.

United State Fifth Circuit Court Judge Jerry Smith has scalded a DOJ lawyer for misbehavior in the courtroom. While it wasn’t perjury this time, it was behavior Justice Department lawyers aren’t supposed to do. It’s behavior Attorney General Jeff Sessions will notice and should address. From the case:

[quote]And then there is the United States, appearing through attorneys from the Department of Justice. I have no criticism of their knowledge of the law, and their zeal is, to say the least, more than adequate. But they entered these proceedings with arrogance and condescension. One of the Department’s lawyers even exhibited her contempt for Texas and its representatives and her disdain for these proceedings by regularly rolling her eyes at State witnesses’ answers that she did not like, and she amused herself by chewing gum while court was in session.

It was obvious, from the start, that the DoJ attorneys viewed state officials and the legislative majority and their staffs as a bunch of backwoods hayseed bigots who bemoan the abolition of the poll tax and pine for the days of literacy tests and lynchings. And the DoJ lawyers saw themselves as an expeditionary landing party arriving here, just in time, to rescue the state from oppression, obviously presuming that plaintiffs’ counsel were not up to the task. The Department of Justice moreover views Texas redistricting litigation as the potential grand prize and lusts for the day when it can reimpose preclearance via Section 3©.
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This mess was created, largely, by BHO. Among the many other messes, this is a mess Trump and Sessions need to clean up, and swiftly. These activists-in-lawyers’-clothing can do a lot of damage to good, decent, people.


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This is one swamp that needs not only a draining but a complete off-haul of the soil to a hazardous waste disposal site.


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Trump needs to summarily fire ANY bureaucrat who was hired by Obama during his 8 years…for a start. If “civil service rules” prohibit this, then change the rules and do it anyway! As many here will recall, I was NOT a Trump fan at any stage in the last election, but his behavior since the election has changed my mind about him…BIG time. I was certain he was a stalking horse for the Clinton campaign, but I was dead-bang wrong about that. He’s proving to be GENUINE and I regret my former opinions of him.


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X2!!! same here bro!


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I still have a ton of reservations about Trump (as I’ve said elsewhere, I’m not happy that he won, but I am happy that Hillary lost), but I am surprised about some of the seemingly conservative things he’s doing.


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As a student of the political spectrum since '68 when I met my first liberal after fighting communists for 12+ mo I had to ask myself a question, where on the line from the far left to the far right did I stand? Certainly I did not know.

When it all came down to it I found my tolerance and acceptability were far greater than I imagined, but there a couple of things that came into play politically and economically: US Constitution as written and Free Market Capitalism. Suddenly my views came into focus and everything made sense because my dogma was anchored in those 2, everything beyond that was more noise than anything else.

That is where Trump and I found our common ground and why I can support him today…


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I support him because he is not losing sleep or seemingly bothered over the wholesale meltdown of the American Left, these meltdowns turn the GOP into limp wristed cowards who abandon all of the Principles that they ran on since Gingrich retired so I am enjoying the presence of a spine in the President.

But I still wish his spine was moored in a better understanding of Market Economics instead of how to work within a market corrupted by artificial and unnecessary forces. I prosper in these corrupted markets because I understand how to work them to my advantage so I get his efforts; but as the President I want him to remove the artificial and unnecessary forces instead of just re-positioning the country to take advantage of their existence.

But the meltdown of those who have hunted me like a rabid dog for decades is quite enjoyable for as long as it lasts :slight_smile:


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****Trump is a winner, he never quits, he is the best negotiator in the universe, he works unbelievable hours without sleep, he has America’s best interests in mind, and he is proving people wrong who bet against him. We need this guy and I am pleased to have him as our President.


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“It was obvious, from the start, that the DoJ attorneys viewed state officials and the legislative majority and their staffs as a bunch of backwoods hayseed bigots who bemoan the abolition of the poll tax and pine for the days of literacy tests and lynchings. And the DoJ lawyers saw themselves as an expeditionary landing party arriving here, just in time, to rescue the state from oppression, obviously presuming that plaintiffs’ counsel were not up to the task. The Department of Justice moreover views Texas redistricting litigation as the potential grand prize and lusts for the day when it can reimpose preclearance via Section 3©.”

Wow! Apparently the late Justice Scalia wasn’t the only judge to let it all hang out in his decisions.


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Reforming Civil Service is a noble goal but I’m afraid all hell would break loose in Washington if anyone tries. Maybe they could just have “rubber rooms” like they have for crappy teachers in NYC that can’t be fired. Sit at your desk, no computer, cellphone free zones, 8 hours a day until they break or reach retirement age.


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I thought the same thing, but yes, it looks like we were wrong. I regret that I was wrong about this particular item. I agree whole-heartedly with RET’s post, so well said, below. The left’s reaction to Trump is comical except where lefties are so hypocritically violent. I think I like his SCOTUS nomination about as well as I could have hoped. That’s another mark for the Trump supporters’ arguments.

This.