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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Iowa Independent: Southern justice organization slams Rose's U.S. attorney nomination

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Independent

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Stephanie Rose will become the second
woman in history to serve as a U.S. Attorney in Iowa, and the first to
hold the post in the Northern District. A social justice organization
that has primarily been active in Louisiana and Texas has taken a
stand against the woman nominated to be the next U.S. attorney for the
Northern District of Iowa. Friends of Justice, a nonprofit organized
in the wake of a 1999 Tulia drug sting in Texas, issued a statement
Wednesday describing the nomination of Stephanie Rose for U.S.
attorney as "just plain wrong." Rose, who has worked in the office
since 1997 and currently serves as the deputy criminal chief, is
tainted, according to the organization, due to her involvement in the
prosecutions of hundreds of immigrants following a massive raid of the
Agriprocessors meatpacking plant in Postville in 2008.

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