The Justice Department issued a report on its investigation on hiring practices at the Justice Department. This was the end result of an investigation into firing practices of former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzalez and seven U.S. attorneys.
The report cites misconduct in some cases for trying to determine the political leanings of applicants. You see, it is wrong to vet applicants with political leanings or connections opposite to the administration, in order keep people from using their position to thwart the administration because of their political leanings.
related link: Report Faults Aides in Hiring at Justice Dept.