Though allegations that Monica Goodling had politicized the hiring of federal criminal prosecutors were known by the time she testified before the House Judiciary Committee last week, her admission that she had taken political considerations into account in the hiring of immigration judges was not. As with the replacement of U.S. Attorneys, political appointees at the Justice Department appear to have trod upon department norms in filling immigration judge positions -- and may have even broken federal law.
DOJ Made Immigration Judgeships Political
May 30, 2007