http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/26/w...es-testify-on-new-black-panther-party-case/2/ Why won’t the Justice Department let Christopher Coates testify on New Black Panther Party case? By Caroline May - The Daily Caller | Published: 1:07 AM 07/26/2010 | Updated: 2:12 AM 07/27/2010 J. Christian Adams, a former Department of Justice official, has gained a lot of media attention as a whistle-blower in the dismissal of the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) voter intimidation case. His testimony before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has raised a great deal of concern and questions about the current racial mandates at the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. While Adams’ statements about the racial directives within the division have caused public distress, they have not given rise to action as his testimony, though partially corroborated, is in some regards hearsay. Christopher Coates is perhaps the one man who could provide substantive answers to back up Adams’ claims. Coates was the chief of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department who led the team of attorneys that brought the initial case of voter intimidation against the NBPP. In May 2009, Coates was allegedly ordered to dismiss the charges against the NBPP. SNIP So far, the DOJ has refused to allow Coates to testify before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about the NBPP case.