Posted on January 15, 2010

Civil Rights Commission Schedules Black Panther Hearings

Ryan J. Reilly, Main Justice, January 15, 2010

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has scheduled a hearing on the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case investigation for Feb. 12, Main Justice has learned. The commission may announce the hearing at its meeting Friday morning.

The big question is whether career Civil Rights Division laywer J. Christian Adams will testify in defiance of Justice Department orders. {snip}

Also slated to testify in the commission’s probe is Chris Hill, a Republican poll watcher and witness to the events in Philadelphia. {snip}

Earlier this week, the Justice Department rebuffed a request from the Civil Rights Commission for more information about its decision in May to dismiss voter intimidation charges against members of the New Black Panther Party.