Here is another example of the influence religious conservatives have had in the Bush administration: The U.S. Department of Justice has changed its civil rights focus by "aggressively pursuing religion-oriented cases while significantly diminishing its involvement in the traditional area of race," the New York Times reported.
The Times also reported that the department "has transferred or demoted some experienced civil rights litigators while bringing in lawyers, including graduates of religious-affiliated law schools and some people vocal about their faith, who favor the new priorities. That has created some unease, with some career lawyers disdainfully referring to the newcomers as ‘holy hires.’"
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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