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It seems that “Lady Justice” may once again make an appearance now that Attorney General Eric Holder has resigned, and hopefully reestablish the Department of Justice as it was intended, free from political cronyism and bias, where the scales of justice are balanced equally and are free from partisan politics, and where the Attorney General is in actuality the gatekeeper of those principles rather then an advocate for either one side or another, which all to often has been the case with the Attorney General.

And rather then allow the wheels of justice to turn freely; Holder has at times either injected himself personally into the controversy of high profile cases, or simply short-circuits the process entirely.

Most recently in Ferguson Missouri where a black teenager was killed by a white police officer, in a violent confrontation while resisting arrest, and although the exact cause of the shooting was still being sorted out, the Attorney General rushed to Missouri to personally take charge of the case, and stand with local Civil Right Leaders and proclaimed that  "The full resources of the Department of Justice are being committed to our federal civil rights investigation into the death of Michael Brown."

Obviously the shooting death of any unarmed teenager regardless of color, is always cause for   concern however as Thomas Dupree deputy assistant attorney general during the George W. Bush administration, told CBS News "The fact that the attorney general is personally traveling to Missouri sends a message that this investigation is a top priority of the administration, and it's a top priority for the attorney general personally. In the end police officer Darren Wilson was not charged, however that didn’t stop Holder from declaring “police reform” in Ferguson.

And while Holder was actively engaged in Ferguson, he continually ignored all requests to investigate the disappearance of Lois Lerner’s missing emails within the IRS. In fact The Department of Justice blocked any attempt to force the Internal Revenue Service to search for Lois Lerner’s missing emails at off-site storage facilities, according to a lawyer pushing to obtain the emails.

Although Holder will no longer head the Department of Justice, these two cases are indicative of how he ran the department,  while vastly different these cases share a commonality, in that both have very little to do with seeking Justice, but rather advancing a political ideology and I suspect if you’re a partisan, then the ends always justify the means…or has Charles Dickens famous opening lines in a “Tale of Two Cities”…”it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

 

 

 

 

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