The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has issued an interim report on the U.S. Department of Justice's handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case. An excerpt:
At this stage in this investigation, the very serious allegations raised by Mr. Coates and Mr. Adams have been partially corroborated. Former Department attorneys Karl Bowers, Hans von Spakovsky, Asheesh Agarwal, Mark Corallo and Robert Driscoll have all concurred that a generally hostile attitude toward race-neutral enforcement of civil rights laws exists among many career attorneys and some specific incidents of harassment have also been corroborated. Efforts to obtain evidence relating to the current administration's policies regarding race-neutral enforcement, however, have been met with extraordinary resistance by the Department.