DOJ Voting Section Lawyer Marred Inauguration by Booing Rep. Paul Ryan (Flashback: PJM Has Noticed Freeman Before)
January 21, 2013 - 9:41 am
Nice Deb has all the details. Rep. Paul Ryan was booed at the inauguration by some in the crowd when he came out onto the capitol steps. A DOJ voting section lawyer is bragging on Twitter that he egged the crowd around him into the booing. The DOJ lawyer’s name is Dan Freeman.
Mr. Freeman comes to the Voting Section following a fellowship at the New York Civil Liberties Union. He previously interned at the ACLU, where he assisted the organization with its efforts to attack the Bush administration’s national security policies. He also helped to challenge the “state secrets privilege” and to support the rights of terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay during an internship at Human Rights First.
On his resume, Freeman proudly notes his membership in the liberal American Constitution Society, as well as his service as co-chair of the Yale Law School Democrats. Of course, being a member of the American Constitution Society does not bar you from federal employment. Yet the Bush administration was castigated for hiring lawyers who were members of the Federalist Society. Incidentally, Mr. Freeman is helping lead the Voting Section’s review of redistricting submissions from the state of Alabama.
Sounds like a typical Obama appointee.
Flashback: If the name Dan Freeman sounds familiar to you, it should. He turned up in PJM’s Every Single One series.