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July 3, 2016
Has the U.S. Department of Justice violated the Hatch Act?
Who will be the first Republican to publically suggest that the DoJ has violated the Hatch Act? The Hatch Act of 1939, also known as An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities, is named after the late U.S. Senator from New Mexico, Carl Atwood Hatch (1889-1963). The U.S. Government’s Office of Special Counsel’s website offers this definition of the Act: The Hatch Act, a federal law passed in 1939, limits certain political activities of federal employees, as well as some state, D.C., and local government employees who work in connection with federally funded programs. The law’s purposes are to ensure that federal programs are administered in a nonpartisan fashion, to protect federal employees from political coercion in the workplace, and to ensure that federal employees are advanced based on merit and not based on political affiliation. Further information is provided at uslegal.com: The Hatch Act...(Read Full Post)