As the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights prepares to release its final report on the much-hyped case of New Black Panther Party voter intimidation at a polling station in 2008, signs are already emerging that the findings will further whet conservative appetites.
In a little-noticed letter sent to the commission in late September, Joseph Hunt, the director of Federal Programs at the Department of Justice’s Civil Division cautioned that excerpts of an early draft of the report contained various inaccuracies that bordered on deliberate politicization. Hunt, whose office has been accused of brushing the NBPP case under the rug because of the political damage it would cause to President Obama‘s election and his department, didn’t mince words.
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