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Rachel R. Hranitzky

Wrong Rachel R. Hranitzky?

Senior Trial Attorney

Phone: (202) ***-****  
Local Address:  Washington , District of Columbia , United States
Department of Justice
275 Sparks Street
Ottawa , Ontario K1A 0H8

Company Description: The Department of Justice is providing funding through the Victims Fund. Funds are available to provinces, territories and non-governmental organizations for...   more

Employment History

  • Assistant Attorney General
    District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General
6 Total References
Web References
FOI FYI » 2012 » July, 1 July 2012 [cached]
Upon entering the meeting in New Iberia on June 12, Department of Justice attorney Rachel Hranitzky asked if any reporters were present, according to The Daily Iberian.
Hranitzky, a senior trial attorney in the department's Civil Rights Division, said - according to policy-the reporter could remain in the meeting and quote other people who spoke, but could not tape the meeting or quote her.
Eventually Hranitzky threatened to throw the reporter out of the meeting.
She warned Beaton about getting on the department's "bad side," Beaton reported.
After Beaton and others in the meeting protested, Hranitzky relented and allowed Beaton to stay in the meeting.
I write to express my concern ..., 17 July 2012 [cached]
I write to express my concern about reports of an incident at a June 12, 2012 public meeting in New Iberia, Louisiana involving Rachel Hranitzky, a Senior Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division.[1] It is my understanding that a formal complaint about the incident has been sent to the Department of Justice.
It is our understanding that on [June 12, 2012], Ms. Hranitzky arrived at the meeting and immediately asked if any journalists were present. When a Daily Iberian reporter attending the meeting responded in the affirmative, she informed him that he could neither record the meeting nor quote her statements. According to other attendees, the meeting had been advertised as a public meeting intended to address concerns with the city fire department's hiring and promotion process. However, citing 'special rules' of the Department of Justice for agency attorneys, Ms. Hranitzky instructed that her statements be neither recorded nor quoted. When the reporter questioned this instruction on the basis that Ms. Hranitzky was speaking at a public meeting, she apparently threatened him with the possibility that the DOJ could call his editors and publisher, and warned that he would not 'want to get on the Department of Justice's bad side.' Furthermore, it is our understanding that Ms. Hranitzky demanded the reporter leave the meeting, although-after making his objection known but agreeing not to quote her-he was ultimately allowed to remain.
According to one report on the incident, Ms. Hranitzky "`grew belligerent and threatening'" while speaking with the reporter.[2] After the meeting, she apparently told the reporter that she had been quoted in the past and gotten in trouble with the DOJ.[3] More specifically, Ms. Hranitzky told the reporter that the DOJ "`keeps a short leash on how their attorneys are quoted and she could get in big trouble if she were quoted in a newspaper.'"[4]
5. If the reports are accurate and Ms. Hranitzky told the reporter that he could not quote anything she said at the public meeting, provide a citation to the legal authority justifying that statement.
8. According to the reports, Ms. Hranitzky told the reporter that unless he complied with her orders about not quoting her, the DOJ might contact his editors or publisher and he would not want to get on the DOJ's "bad side.
14. Since 2007, has the DOJ received any complaints, whether informal or formal, regarding statements or conduct by its employees at a public meeting, proceeding or event similar to Ms. Hranitzky's reported statements and conduct in New Iberia?
Attorney Rachel Hranitzky ..., 14 July 2012 [cached]
Attorney Rachel Hranitzky allegedly announced at the June 12 public meeting in New Iberia, La., that the department had "special rules" that allowed her to prohibit a Daily Iberian reporter from reporting her statements. She also allegedly tried to have the reporter removed when he questioned her. Hranitzky then allegedly threatened the reporter that the department would call the newspaper's editor and publisher and warned that he would not "want to get on the Department of Justice's bad side."
It further does not acknowledge what "special rules" Hranitzky was referring to in June.
On Friday, senior trial attorney ..., 15 June 2012 [cached]
On Friday, senior trial attorney Rachel Hranitzky was at Harahan City Hall to follow up on a 1977 discrimination lawsuit and 1980 consent decree filed in the jurisdiction.
The issues stem from discriminatory practices seen in the hiring and promoting of African-Americans and women.
Hranitzky made it clear that the department was not targeting Harahan but was following up on the consent decree.
"The best thing for the federal government is to get the heck out of here," a citizen, present at the Harahan City Hall meeting, said to Hranitzky.
Approximately 20 citizens showed up at meeting, including seven women and one African-American. No one reported experiencing discriminatory practices.
Out of the 21 Louisiana jurisdictions that have been reviewed, several still have discrimination, Hranitzky said.
Trial attorney Rachel ..., 15 June 2012 [cached]
Trial attorney Rachel Hranitzky told about 20 city employees and residents at a public meeting at City Hall that the decree was spurred by a lawsuit filed by her agency against 40 Louisiana municipalities in 1977.
Harahan Harahan's hiring practices are the subject of a U.S. Justice Department review.
"I'm not here because someone complained that y'all were racist, that y'all were sexist. I'm on a fact-finding mission," Hranitzky said.
Hranitzky, who had been in Leesville on Thursday, said Harahan has been very responsive to her visit. "Until I'm here, I don't understand what makes Harahan, Harahan," she said. "They have been incredibly helpful to my fact gathering."
Jurisdictions on Path 1 are considered to "now be in compliance with the order," Hranitzky said, and a process to release them from the decree will begin. Path 2 jurisdictions have shown significant progress but might need to resolve a few issues and thus will be monitored for two years before being re-evaluated. Path 3 takes a long-term look at the jurisdiction because it will not be able to meet the decree's standards within two years.
Hranitzky said she does not know on which path Harahan will be placed nor when that decision will be made.
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