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Merrick Garland One-Ups Eric Holder



In this 2021 file photo, Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Nine months into U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s tenure—and in one of the biggest disappointments of the Biden administration—the Justice Department is back to operating as a branch of the Democratic National Committee, says Kimberley A. Strassel in a recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal.

Former Attorney General William Barr spent two years trying to clean up a department that under President Barack Obama had become a weapon for a partisan agenda. Mr. Obama’s Justice Department brought America punishing lawsuits against financial firms, “disparate impact” cases, slush funds for liberal activist groups, litigation against school voucher programs, investigations of journalists and Hillary Clinton’s great Russia-collusion hoax, Strassel says.

Mr. Garland’s appointment offered hope that a respected veteran judge would continue this effort, but instead, the Garland Justice Department is on track to surpass the politicized Eric Holder regime, she says.

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