Don't Get Pregnant: Discrimination at DOJ

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Advice to aspiring U.S. Attorney candidates: Don't get pregnant.

The document dump from the Department of Justice shook loose this letter from Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor to Alberto Gonzales in reference to the Karl Rove lackey Tim Griffin, who was appointed U.S. Attorney after the ouster of the popular and competent U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins.

What's revelatory here is the excuse Gonzales' liason gave Pryor for why Cummin's deputy wasn't elevated to the post: She was on maternity leave.

Pryor describes himself as "astonished" that DOJ would use "pregancy and motherhood as conditions that deny an appointment" argued that such "discrimination" would be actionable in court had such a decision been made in the private sector.