June 27, 2024

Bragg Facing Bar Complaint Alleging Discrimination

America First Legal is back at it again.

This is more or less the legal pit bill of the Trump campaign.

AFL has filed a complaint against Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg that, if successful, could result in Bragg being disbarred.

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America First Legal Vice President Dan Epstein explained the suit to Fox News this week.

He stated, "We have kind of marshaled evidence that his office, when it comes to hiring attorney talent, is very clear about engaging in kind of diversity requirements — whether you call that ‘racial balancing,' whether you call that ‘quotas.' There's clear evidence that there are further steps to do that.”

According to Epstein, these types of hiring are not only illegal, but they could result in Bragg being disbarred.

On Bragg’s website, he claims that he "seeks to have a legal staff that reflects the diversity of the community that we serve."

Epstein noted that would put an office policy above constitutionality, hence the suit.

He explained, "That is precisely the opposite of what lawyers, particularly law enforcement lawyers, should be doing.”

This is this movement among the left to put more activists in these roles rather than the most qualified individuals.

For instance, in Bragg’s case, we know he is looking for prosecutors who do not necessarily want to prosecute certain types of cases, as Bragg has made it quite apparent he does not want to load up the prison system.

Epstein continued, "It’s not just forced disclosure of race, ethnicity, and gender. It's statements on their hiring portal that say that the district attorney's office has diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities and that they’re committed to hiring a diverse staff.

"Whenever you give kind-of bonus points or whenever you effectively say, 'Between two equally qualified candidates, we're going to pick the candidate simply because of race,' that's discrimination."

This is the second wave of complaints by AFL, which is hoping to be more successful this time than the last.

AFL went after several judges previously who had similar hiring practices, but the suits were ultimately rejected by the courts.

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