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J. Christian Adams resignation letter 051910

J. Christian Adams resignation letter 051910

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Letter of resignation from a former DOJ Voting Rights Section trial attorney, citing concerns about the lack of prosecution against the New Black Panther Party.
Letter of resignation from a former DOJ Voting Rights Section trial attorney, citing concerns about the lack of prosecution against the New Black Panther Party.

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Published by: Washington Examiner on May 18, 2010
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VIAHANDDELIVERY
May
14,2010T.ChristianHerren,
Jr.
Chief
VotingSectionDepartment
of
Justice1800GStreet,N.W.Washington,D.C.20006DearChris:Iamherewithresigningmyposition
as
atrialattomeyintheVotingSectionwithJune4,2010
as
mylastday.Ihaveenjoyedworkingwithmycolleagueshereand,inparticular,havevaluedyourguidanceandinsight.Iappreciatedyourpersonaldedication
to
therule
of
law,andIwillwelcometheopportunitytoworkonmatterswithyouagain.
As
youImow,IhaveaggressivelysoughtandlitigatedvotingcasestoprotectthefederalvotingTights
of
African-AmericansinGeorgetown(SC)andLakePark(FL),SpanishspeakersinFloridaandTexas,whitesinNoxubee(MS),andAsianswithoutregardforwhatpoliticalorideologicalfactionobjectedtothecause
of
action.WhiteRepublicans
in
GeorgetownCounty(SC)objected
as
vigorously
to
ourSection2lawsuitthereasdidIkeBrowninNoxubeeCounty(MS).Inallofthesematters,wepursuedequaljusticeandvindicatethefederalright
to
votetothefullestextentpossibleunderlaw.Ontheotherhand,theeventssurroundingthedismissal
of
UnitedStates
v.
NewBlackPantherParty,etal.,
afterthetrialteamsoughtandobtainedanentry
of
default,hassubjectedme,Mr.ChristopherCoates,andpotentiallyatsomepoint,allmembers
of
theteam,toasubpoenafromtheUnitedStatesCommissiononCivilRights.Thesubpoenaisbasedonanexplicitfederalstatuteandseeksanswersaboutwhythecasewasdismissed.Ihaveincurredsignificantpersonalexpenseinretaininganumber
of
separateattomeysandfirmsregardingthissubpoenainordertoprotectmyinterestsandadvisemeaboutmypersonallegalobligation
to
complywiththesubpoena.
Over
thelastfewmonths,one
of
myattomeyshashadmultiple
conU11Unications
withFederalProgramsregardingthesubpoena.MyattomeysuggestedtothemthattheDepartmentshouldfileamotion
in
districtcourt
to
quashthesubpoenaandtherebyresolveconclusivelyanyquestionaboutmyobligationtocomply.Monthsago,myattomeyadvisedtheDepalimentthatamotion
to
quashwouldbewelcome,andthatIwouldassertno

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