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Rule of Law

J. Christian Adams has been a PJ Columnist since November 2011.

An election lawyer who served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice, Christian is part of the rare brotherhood of uniquely American heroes: the whistleblowers. He has helped expose the Department of Justice’s failure to prosecute the radical New Black Panthers group, and he co-authored PJ Media’s “Every Single One” series that revealed the politicized hiring practices of the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

Christian continues to write about the Department of Justice and other legal matters on his PJ Media blog, “Rule of Law.” His experience working at the DOJ gives him intimate knowledge of his area of focus: elections. On his blog, Christian decodes the “system” for people unfamiliar with it by providing keen insight into what is happening.

As the title of his blog suggests, the most important issue to Christian is the rule of law:

The rule of law is what separates us from every failed experiment in government. The rule of law is this revolutionary idea that no king stands above the individual before the law. It is the idea that all men are created equal, which is outright radical in the larger sweep of world history. For only the last 200 years or so, this radical revolutionary idea, based in human liberty, has governed us. It has unleashed human innovation and progress on a scale unseen even in the thousands of years before America was founded. Freedom based on the rule of law is the single most important reason I do what I do. I want the country 100 years from now to enjoy what so many gave their lives in places like Cowpens and Little Round Top to create.

Outside of litigating election cases and writing about the rule of law, Christian also enjoys sailing:

Someone who wants to work the gib sheets easily lures me away from all work. I sail “Gosnold,” a Catalina 30 named after the captain of the Godspeed, one of the three ships that sailed to Virginia in 1607. I also like to backpack.

You can find Christian’s blog posts at Check back frequently for insight into the latest legal matters and other goings on at the Justice Department.