Report: Justice Dept. Illegally Screened Out Liberals from Hiring Process

The Justice Department illegally favored conservative candidates for its entry-level honors program, according to a new report by the department's own inspector general and ethics office.

The report, released Tuesday, found that a group working under Attorney General John Ashcroft in 2002 allowed political appointees to take over the screening committee responsible for interviewing and selecting candidates. In the past, the less partisan career department employees had run the selection process.

Download the report here.