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USDoJ Civil Rights Nominee

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Mary Kissel has this "Political Diary" article in the WSJ (subscription):

It's hard to find a lawyer who could do more damage to the Justice Department's civil-rights division than former chief Tom Perez--who wielded race as a political weapon, interfered with the Supreme Court's docket to protect his discrimination agenda from legal review, and snubbed a House subpoena before taking the job as Labor Secretary--until you consider the record of the man the president nominated to replace him, Debo Adegbile.
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In a letter sent to President Obama Monday, the National Fraternal Order of Police recounted how Mr. Adegbile volunteered to get cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal off death row with "unfounded and unproven allegations of racism." The group's more than 330,000 members expressed "extreme disappointment, displeasure and vehement opposition" to his nomination, calling it "a thumb in the eye of our nation's law enforcement officers"--unusually strong language from the Order.
It is one thing to represent a murderer.  That function needs to be done, and people who do it ethically ought not be disqualified from appointments.  It is quite another to run around making "unfounded and unproven allegations of racism."  For prosecutors, it is universally considered unethical to accuse a person without probable cause.  That restriction ought to apply to all lawyers.  No one should accuse anyone of a crime, a tort, or a breach of ethical duty without probable cause to believe the allegation is true.  Those who do should certainly not be considered for high office.

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