Discussion -- For the Record: A Response to Attorney Christopher J. Christie

On Feb. 8th 2008, US Attorney Christopher J. Christie submitted a letter to the court in the matter of the United States vs Wayne Bryant.

In the letter USA Christie attacks the Political Profiling study that is being done by Donald Shields, Ph.D., stating the study is "deeply flawed and inherently unreliable".

This is the response from Dr. Shields.  As he explains the premise of the study and the methodology used, he evicerates USA Christie's arguments. Give it a read, then come back here to discuss.

For additional reading, check out 2008 begins with new investigations into Fired U.S. Attorneys by Cho. After the flip, a short list of additional coverage by ePluribus Media on the political profiling and politicization of the Department of Justice.

Fact checked, edited and sourced articles on the ePluribus Media Journal:

And from the Community site, a whole bunch more:


The scope and depth is stunning, but we cannot afford to lose sight of it, nor to ignore the important work of people like Dr. Shields.



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I shouldn't be so coarse since, in fact, I appreciate the carefully considered review of the objections raised by important academic work, and where it's warranted, the cited refutation of those objections.

The typical response out of the political engineering labs of past Administrations has left me just a bit too cynical, perhaps. 

On the other hand, the American hangover has just begun and Dr. Shields' response is to a vestige of what we took for granted, too long, in the belief that Justice executes its responsibilities while remaining blind to party. 

It's really a crime, isn't it?

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson