The Department of Justice recently has been assailing North Carolina for its supposed moral lapses.
But it turns out DOJ attorneys are apparently quite willing to lie and deceive a federal judge — and thus the American people.
The Washington Times reports:
A federal judge ordered the Justice Department to send its lawyers back to remedial ethics classes Thursday after finding that the administration repeatedly misled the court in the high-profile challenge to President Obama’s deportation amnesty.
Judge Andrew S. Hanen said the lawyers knew the administration was approving amnesty applications but actively hid that information both from him and from the 26 states that had sued to stop the amnesty.
Worse yet, even after the court ordered a halt to the whole amnesty, the Department of Homeland Security approved several thousand more applications, in defiance of the court’s strict admonition, Judge Hanen said, counting at least four separate times the government’s attorneys misled him.
The Obama administration likes to sneer at North Carolina for supposed ethical flaws. Maybe the administration should attend to its own ethics.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch will be in North Carolina next week, a newspaper reports. Will she be asked about why North Carolinians should trust her department?