Possible answers to the question posed above:
1. Because everyone already knows that the Justice Department is corrupt and Eric Holder is an incompetent political hack.
2. There was a huge pumpkin festival riot in Keane, New Hampshire!
3. The news media is so biased that it will even treat an astounding judicial ruling as a made-up “conservative media” story.
4. It’s just more evidence of how abysmally the Obama administration is being run, and an election is coming up.
5. The world has gone mad.
I think any of them are plausible explanations.
Whichever it is, I guess I am honored to be able to help break some news, as it is not usually an Ethics Alarms function. This story has made it to exactly one news source as I write this, the New York Observor, though a few conservative blogs are noting it. Read the story itself and the links here.
Meanwhile, I’ll summarize:
Two former Assistant United States Attorneys say Holder ‘s Justice Department engaged in deceit and corruption in pursuing its litigation against Sierra Pacific Industries, a California lumber company. Responding to the allegations—and remember that false allegations of this magnitude would mean the end of these lawyers legal careers– Federal District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. has ordered the recusal of every federal judge in the Eastern District of California, on the theory that since the court may have been defrauded by the government, an outside judge is needed to handle the matter to avoid a conflict of interest. Continue reading