A government lawyer on Tuesday urged a federal judge to throw out a suit that alleges the Justice Department improperly used politics in deciding whether to hire summer law interns and prospective honors program lawyers. The eight named plaintiffs, who purportedly represent a class of hundreds of similarly situated plaintiffs, maintain the DOJ based hiring decisions on the candidates' liberal political and professional affiliations. The defendants include former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
DOJ Asks Federal Judge to Throw Out Suit Over Politicized Hiring Decisions
The National Law Journal
August 19, 2009