Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Liberty Counsel Testifies Before Congress on Mismanagement at the Department of Justice

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Read this Liberty Alert online at www.LC.org

April 16, 2013

Liberty Counsel Testifies Before Congress on Mismanagement at the Department of Justice

The House Judiciary Committee today held a hearing on "Mismanagement at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice" and invited Liberty Counsel's Senior Litigation Counsel, Harry Mihet, to testify on this troubling subject. Mihet was the lead attorney in Liberty Counsel's successful defense of Susan Pine, a pro-life woman who endured a two-year, baseless and politically motivated prosecution by the DOJ, under the leadership of Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez. Mr. Perez is President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Labor.

Mihet recounted how Mr. Perez assembled a team of seven (7) taxpayer-funded lawyers, flew many of them down to Florida for a taxpayer-funded stakeout of Ms. Pine's constitutionally protected speech outside an abortion clinic, and filed a federal lawsuit against her, claiming that she "obstructed" a vehicle from entering the clinic. The DOJ had no "victim" because no one ever complained of being obstructed. The DOJ and the clinic failed to preserve the videotapes from the clinic's security system, which would have shown that Ms. Pine broke no law. And the DOJ manufactured facts out of whole cloth, only to have them refuted by its own witnesses.

At the end of the two-year ordeal, federal Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp concluded that "the evidence could not lead a rational jury to find that Ms. Pine's conduct [i.e., having peaceful conversations with clinic visitors on a public sidewalk] constituted a physical obstruction" in violation of any law.

Please pray that the United States Department of Justice will be driven by the rule of law, rather than political ideology.

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