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    President Obama’s Bogus Voting Rights Claims

    Last Friday, in a speech at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference, President Obama proudly announced that the Justice Department had taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009. The problem with that claim is that, since 2009, the Justice Department has taken on only 39 voting rights … More

    Justice Department Used Enemies List to Attack Critics, Including Me

    It’s an odd feeling to see your name on the list of individuals targeted by the Justice Department. Especially when you used to work there. The DOJ’s Office of Public Affairs appears to have enlisted Media Matters to serve as its unofficial PR wing — the one responsible for running … 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

    Scribecast: J. Christian Adams on Obama's 'Lawless' Justice Department

    In June 2010, J. Christian Adams resigned his post as a career attorney in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Adams cited DOJ’s decision to abandon prosecution of two members of the New Black Panther Party who had brandished weapons outside of a Philadelphia polling station in 2008, shouting racial … More

    New Black Panther Report Confirms: Politics Over Law at Obama Justice Department

    The final version of the Interim Report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the investigation of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case was released yesterday and is available on the commission’s website. Get it while it’s hot. With the expiration of the terms of several commissioners, … More

    Morning Bell: Washington Post Confirms Politics Comes Before Justice at Obama DOJ

    Last year, Attorney General Eric Holder told the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs that the Obama administration’s “commitment to Equal Protection – and to full participation in our nation’s elections – will not waiver. Never.” But Friday, The Washington Post published a story that completely undercuts … More

    Morning Bell: Is the Obama DOJ Committed to Race Neutral Law Enforcement?

    On May 14, 2010, Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about the DOJ’s decision to completely drop charges against the New Black Panther Party and two of its members for alleged voter intimidation in violation of … More

    New Black Panther Party Case Update: E-mails Call into Question the DOJ’s Story

    Stunning new developments in the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) voter-intimidation scandal indicate that high-level Justice Department officials have been misleading the public and Congress. Indeed, they may also have committed perjury before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Judicial Watch recently filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit … 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

    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