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How to Trap a Liberal DOJ Attorney

So, are you in the market for a "liberal" lawyer?  There's no need to spend time creating a targeted want ad. Why not just use this same LexisNexis string search that former DOJ official Monica Goodling used to screen undesirable liberal leaning lawyers from the DOJ honors program: 

[first name of a candidate] and pre/2 [last name of a candidate] w/7 bush or gore or republican! or democrat! or charg! or accus! or criticiz! or blam! or defend! or iran contra or clinton or spotted owl or florida recount or sex! or controvers! or racis! or fraud! or investigat! or bankrupt! or layoff! or downsiz! or PNTR or NAFTA or outsourc! or indict! or enron or kerry or iraq or wmd! or arrest! or intox! or fired or sex! or racis! or intox! or slur! or arrest! or fired or controvers! or abortion! or gay! or homosexual! or gun! or firearm!

The string search is just one of the unbelievably offensive practices that has emerged from the recent 140-page DOJ Report detailing its investigation into its improper hiring practices. Also, as an aside, one also has to wonder why DOJ officials felt the need to spend taxpayer dollars on LexisNexis searches when they could have relied on Google for free.

The Legal Times has more on the DOJ Report.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on July 29, 2008 at 11:10 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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