Snowballs chance in hell (Fox Nation)- The commission probing allegations that the Justice Department wrongly abandoned a case against the New Black Panther Party has formally called for a federal investigation into claims that the departments Civil Rights Division will not pursue black defendants. In a letter sent Wednesday to Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, the chairman of the bipartisan commission said testimony last week from an ex-Justice official raised grave questions about whether the division is color blind in its enforcement of the law. This testimony raised serious concerns as to whether the Civil Rights Divisions enforcement policies are being pursued in a race-neutral fashion and further calls into question the departments decision to change course in the New Black Panther Party litigation, Chairman Gerald Reynolds wrote. Former Justice attorney J. Christian Adams testified last week before the commission that his former employer not only abandoned the Black Panther voter intimidation case for racial reasons, but had instructed attorneys in the division to ignore cases that involve black defendants and white victims. Perez told the panel in May to bring any such claims to our attention if theres evidence Reynolds wrote Wednesday that in light of the testimony, the Justice Department should follow up. Reynolds also voiced concern about the Justice Departments intransigence in providing witnesses to testify and urged the department to allow former voting section chief Christopher Coates to appear before the panel. Adams repeatedly said last week that Coates testimony would be critical to the investigation.