A Welcome Development

Though Mukasey dropped the ball on the DOJ prosecution, the fired attorneys themselves are picking up the slack. They are filing suit against Alberto “pity-my-incompetence-because-I-had-a-difficult-upbringing” Gonzalez” and other top DOJ officials, alleging, among other violations, that:

The suit alleges that in vetting candidates’ political affiliations — in part by Googling their names in connection with any political activity — the officials violated privacy rules requiring that applicants’ files maintain no additional information about the individuals’ political activity. The department’s failure to fully address this “reveal defendant Department of Justice’s utterly unredeemable obliviousness to its legal obligations, and its remarkably recidivistic failures to meet them, in the first place,” the complaint states.

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