Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hello, The Inspector General of the Department of Justice came out with a report yesterday saying the Deputy Attorney General violated federal law by deselecting highly qualified candidates for the DOJ’s Honors Program (some Rhode Scholars, top 20 law review editors, and clerks from federal judges appointed by Clinton) simply based on their affiliations with organizations thought to be liberal or democratic.

Evidently they had a list of these “liberal” groups, and the Innocence Project, which I assume would include all of the similar projects nationwide, was on the list of groups that would disqualify a person if it showed up on his or her resume. They specifically mentioned the IP on NPR this morning in a report about this story.

You can view the report at The list is in the appendix.

-Seth Miller

Executive Director

Innocence Project of Florida, Inc.

1100 E. Park Ave.

Tallahassee, FL 32301


850.561.5077 (fax)

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