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    Today at Noon: Fast and Furious and the Fight Over Executive Privilege

    Join us at The Heritage Foundation Wednesday at noon or tune in online for a presentation by Katie Pavlich, Townhall editor and author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up, along with comments on executive privilege by Todd Gaziano, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Center for … More

    Fast And Furious: Executive Privilege Is Illegitimate to Shield Wrongdoing

    As a strong defender of executive power (when properly exercised) and executive privilege (when properly invoked), I am concerned when claims of executive power or privilege are abused for any reason—especially if they are invoked to shield potential wrongdoing. In addition to shielding the wrongdoing, it jeopardizes the very executive … More

    DOJ Hack Emphasizes the Need for Smart Cybersecurity Action

    Last week, the U.S. Justice Department acknowledged that its Bureau of Justice Statistics website had been hacked. The hacker group Anonymous claimed credit for the hack and published 1.7 gigabytes of data. Included in the data were internal e-mails, which possibly contained personal or sensitive information related to crimes, criminals, … More

    U.S. v. Heicklen: The Nullification of Free Speech

    Prosecution for exercising one’s free speech rights is becoming a trend in the current Administration and the Department of Justice (DOJ). In April, the Legal Center highlighted the DOJ’s outrageous prosecution of Mary Susan Pine, a pro-life advocate. Thankfully, when the rubber hit the road, the DOJ lawyers had nowhere … More

    Scribecast: Voter ID Proponents Launch Counteroffensive Against DOJ

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is currently blocking implementation of voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas. It’s the latest battle in the fight for voter integrity at the ballot box and the reason two supporters of voter ID are launching a robust defense the laws. “We believe this … More

    Photo ID for DOJ, But Not for Texas

    To no one’s surprise, the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division have objected to the voter ID law passed by the Texas legislature. The DOJ under Attorney General Eric Holder claims that it is discriminatory under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act for Texas to require voters to present … More

    South Carolina and Voter ID: When Politics Drives Law Enforcement

    Attorney General Eric Holder put a lump of coal in South Carolina’s Christmas stocking on Dec. 23 when he objected to the state’s new voter ID law. By ignoring inconvenient facts and clear legal precedent, Holder showed once again that politics and ideology—not the rule of law—drive his law enforcement … More

    DOJ and FCC: Making the Wrong Call on Wireless Deal

    It’s rather remarkable, really, how willing federal bureaucrats are to block business deals that they speculate will cause price hikes and yet give nary a thought to foisting more than a trillion dollars annually in regulatory costs on the public. That’s one takeaway from the news that AT&T has scrapped … More

    DOJ Memos Show Holder Was Briefed on Fast and Furious in July 2010

    Justice Department memos obtained by CBS News show that Attorney General Eric Holder was aware of a controversial cross-border law enforcement operation in July 2010 – nearly a year earlier than he had previously acknowledged. Holder told congressional investigators in May that he had first heard of the operation only … More

    Obamacare Has Arrived in the Supreme Court

    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) stole a march on the Obama Administration this morning by filing a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court appealing the 11th Circuit’s Obamacare decision. The Department of Justice (DOJ) had announced on Monday that it was not going to ask all 11 judges … More