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Justice Department Spars With Washington Times Over Black Panther Report

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Interesting to see the Democratic administration sparring with the conservative media voice in town. This is not likely to be the last time.

By Mary Jacoby
Main Justice

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is disputing a Washington Times report today claiming that Obama administration political appointees overruled career Civil Rights Division attorneys in dismissing a voter-intimidation lawsuit against members of the militant Black Panthers. In an editorial, the Times expressed dismay the story hadn’t been “front-page news.”

In a statement issued by Civil Rights Division spokesman Alejandro Miyar, the DOJ said:

Contrary to the report in the Washington Times, a career attorney in the Civil Rights Division made the final decision to dismiss charges against three of the defendants in this case following a thorough review that determined the facts and the law did not support pursuing the claims in this case

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