J. Christian Adams
J. Christian Adams is a former United States Department of Justice official who has accused the department of racial bias in its handling of a voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party.Adams previously was a poll monitor during the 2004 presidential campaign for George W. Bush. He also volunteered with the National Republican Lawyers Association.Adams was hired in 2005 by then-Civil Rights Division political appointee Bradley Schlozman, who was later found by the Civil Rights Division's Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility to have violated civil service rules by improperly taking political and ideological affiliations into account when making career attorney hires.Adams was supervised by Civil Rights Division attorney Christopher Coates, who stepped down as chief of the voting division in December 2009 amid controversy over the dropping of the voter intimidation case.
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While the right-wing media have declared former Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams a "whistle-blower" for his claims that the department's handling of the New Black Panthers case constitutes racially charged corruption, it has long been clear that Adams has an extensive history of GOP activism. In the final blow to any claim that Adams is neutral or impartial, Adams is scheduled to appear as a panelist during next month's CPAC, the conservative activist convention.
On January 27, the U. S. Civil Rights Commission released a report on the Department of Justice's investigation into the New Black Panthers Party case. USCCR's report largely adopts the right-wing media's bogus allegations that President Obama's Justice Department engaged in racially charged corruption in the case. This is unsurprising; the USCCR is dominated by conservative activists, and the witnesses they rely upon are J.