New Black Panther Party Case Update

Who at DOJ was involved in charting the agency’s course in the New Black Panther Party Case?  Department Number 3 Thomas J. Perrelli, according to this report.

The department’s career lawyers in the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division who pursued the complaint for five months had recommended that Justice seek sanctions against the party and three of its members after the government had already won a default judgment in federal court against the men.

Front-line lawyers were in the final stages of completing that work when they were unexpectedly told by their superiors in late April to seek a delay after a meeting between political appointees and career supervisors, according to federal records and interviews.

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