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Yet, as might be suspected, no effort is being made by Justice to enforce another section of the law requiring states to clean voter rolls to get rid of dead persons and ineligible felons.
Holder seems to believe that Justice needs to be “established” in American, rather than enforced. The case against the Black Panthers was dropped after a few months, even though a civil rights activist who witnessed the intimidation and insults to voters said it was “the most blatant case of intimidation he had ever seen.
Members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights gave Holder a sharp rebuke criticizing the Department’s dismissal of the Philadelphia voter intimidation case against what is called the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.
A Heritage Foundation legal memorandum by Paul J. Larkin, Jr, a former Justice Department attorney, said the public needs to be made aware of the legislative issues that create “overcriminalization of American life.” Legislators enact broad laws hoping prosecutors will exercise good judgment, “which is not always the case.” Certainly true in Holder’s case.
Holder has “expressed veiled support” of the misnamed “Fairness Doctrine” to stamp out conservative media, as widely reported.
Most citizens were stunned when the Justice Department intervened on behalf of a Muslim school teacher in Cook County, IL. She claimed the school district was guilty of religious bias when the school district denied her request for a 19-day leave of absence to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Just as shocking was the fact that the district was forced to settle the suit in an example of political correctness gone wild. The teacher had worked at the school only a year, and she was the only math lab instructor at a period just before exams. The leave she wanted was not even in the limits for teachers under the union contract. The suit forced the district to pay the teacher $75,000 for a purported violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
It took 500 days before President Obama finally gave up on Holder’s determination to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a civilian court in Manhattan.
Just last month, the Justice Department expanded its battle against state immigration laws when it filed suit against Utah over a law that permits police to detain individuals they suspect are illegal aliens. Utah is the fourth state being sued over immigration laws since Obama came to power.
The first suit was filed against Arizona last year. It resulted in court rulings that blocked key portions of that state’s anti-illegal immigration law. When Holder appeared before a congressional committee concerning the mass publicity and controversy of the Arizona law, Holder astonishingly admitted he had not even read the law he was seeking to overturn.
Incompetence reigns, prejudice rules in Holder’s world.
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