The next federal election is four months away, and the Justice Department, for the first time in half a century, will lack the power to monitor polls in communities where monitoring is most needed.
What can the Justice Department do to resolve the Trayvon Martin case? In truth, not a whole lot. The state prosecution was the best opportunity to put Zimmerman behind bars. Federal charges are fraught with problems, and a wrongful-death suit might not give anyone a sense of closure.