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    Voter ID and Illegal Aliens

    The latest Rasmussen poll on voter ID is sure to frustrate liberal advocacy organizations like the NAACP and the League of Women Voters that oppose commonsense proposals to ensure the integrity of our election process. They have been waging a losing litigation battle against states to try to prevent them … More

    Sen. Leahy (D-VT) Denies Senate Judiciary Request to Investigate New Black Panther Case

    As the scandal over the dismissal of the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) voter intimidation case percolates in the media, letters have been flying through the corridors of power. On July 22, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) sent a letter to President Obama demanding that he appoint a special counsel to … More

    On Arizona and Immigration: Judge Ignores Rule of Law

    As everyone knows, Arizona, chafed by the Federal government’s inability to control the flow of illegal immigrants into the State, enacted Senate Bill 1070 (PDF) in an effort to do something about the resulting collateral damage to it and its citizens. Now, a federal judge appointed by President Clinton, Susan Bolton, … More

    The New Black Panther Case is Not 'Small Potatoes'

    Abby Thernstrom is my friend and we usually agree on voting matters, but I have to say with due respect to her that her view of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case is wrong for a number of reasons, from her characterization of the evidence in the case … More

    Cinderella Congress: Marriage Is Worth a Real Fight

    Perhaps the biggest news out of last week’s reaction to a federal judge striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was pundits’ response to the way the Obama Administration “threw the fight.” Echoing some of the most notorious boxing matches in the history of the ring, the Obama-Kagan Justice … More

    UPDATE: Video Shows Ag Dept Official Repudiates Racism

    UPDATE: The NAACP has released a full video of Sherrod’s speech. It shows that the incident Sherrod was describing happened in 1986 years before she was in the Obama administration. More importantly it shows that Sherrod has completely repudiated her view that the farmer was not one of her “own … More

    Morning Bell: What's Attorney General Holder Hiding?

    Imagine arriving at your neighborhood polling place on Election Day and seeing two men guarding the entrance, dressed in paramilitary uniforms, wielding a deadly billy club, shouting racial epithets and menacing voters. Would you walk through the door? Now imagine political appointees in the Department of Justice (DOJ) refusing to … More

    There Really Is a Racist Scandal at the Justice Department

    At last! It took a year, but The Washington Post and The New York Times have finally done (grudging) stories about the Justice Department’s scandalous dismissal of the voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party. Indeed, even The Los Angeles Times editorialized about the testimony of former career lawyer … More

    ‘Downgrading’ Voter Intimidation

    I was on vacation with my family in Yellowstone National Park when the New Black Panther voter intimidation case exploded into the headlines with the testimony of former Department of Justice career lawyer J. Christian Adams before the Civil Rights Commission. This story has been in the public domain for … More

    New Black Panther Party: Will Justice Department Investigate Julie Fernandes?

    On May 14th, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing to investigate the Justice Department’s decision to completely drop charges against the New Black Panther Party and two of its members for alleged voter intimidation in violation of the 1964 Voting Rights Act.  The remaining defendant who wielded … More