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Continued: Obama seeks to inject calm into Martin case that inflamed passions, including his own

  • Article by: JULIE PACE , AP White House Correspondent
  • Last update: July 16, 2013 - 2:25 AM

Senior White House officials have discussed the case with NAACP leaders in recent days, the organization said. But the White House insisted Monday that the president would not personally be involved in the decision to levy charges, nor would he weigh in personally on whether he supported that step.

"Cases are brought on the merits," Carney said. "The president expects, as in every case, that the process will be handled in the way it should be, at the Department of Justice, and certainly not here."

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