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White Noxubee Co. (MS) voters' rights violated, federal judge rules
WMCTV.com ^ | June 29, 2007 | AP

Posted on 06/29/2007 7:08:56 PM PDT by Islander7

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge today (Friday) is ruling that whites' voting rights were violated in Noxubee County.

US District Judge Tom S- Lee's ruling comes six months after a two-week trial in January when Lee heard arguments from both the Justice Department and the Noxubee County Democrats.

The Justice Department had alleged the Noxubee County Democratic Party, its chairman Ike Brown and the county Election Commission practiced racial discrimination against white voters and candidates.

The Justice Department has called the situation in Noxubee County "the most extreme case of racial exclusion seen by the (department's) Voting Section in decades."

(Excerpt) Read more at wmcstations.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; discrimination; election; govwatch; liberals; mississippi; votefraud; voterfraud; votingrightsact
Noxubee County is a rural area along the Alabama line with a majority black population.
1 posted on 06/29/2007 7:08:58 PM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

Mainstream media going to talk about this......?


2 posted on 06/29/2007 7:11:29 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (Fred Thompson....IMWITHFRED.COM)
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To: Rick_Michael

So they (local DEMOCRATIC PARTY politicians ) are excluding whites ....

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Waiting for MSM TO respond ........

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3 posted on 06/29/2007 7:16:23 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Islander7

Details in the article would be nice.


4 posted on 06/29/2007 7:16:40 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: Rick_Michael

Must be an extention of the “Black Belt” here in Bama..?


5 posted on 06/29/2007 7:20:28 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes (When the Last Two Prophets are taken, there will be no Tommorrow!)
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To: GATOR NAVY
Details in the article would be nice.

Agreed. I don't read what the offense was. What did the dems do wrong?

6 posted on 06/29/2007 7:22:22 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find)
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To: GATOR NAVY
That's all there is.

I grew up not far across the line from Macon and I've heard that the gentleman in question made some outrageous remarks.

7 posted on 06/29/2007 7:24:08 PM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (If MY people who are called by MY name -- the ball's in our court, folks.)
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To: jimfree

“Mr. Brown is accused in the lawsuit and in supporting documents of paying and organizing notaries, some of whom illegally marked absentee ballots or influenced how the ballots were voted; of publishing a list of voters, all white, accompanied by a warning that they would be challenged at the polls; of importing black voters into the county; and of altering racial percentages in districts by manipulating the registration rolls.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/11/us/politics/11voting.html?ex=1318219200&en=974523118ca482f3&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss


8 posted on 06/29/2007 7:32:20 PM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: GATOR NAVY

More info here

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5011333

And here. The New York News no less!

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/11/us/politics/11voting.html?ex=1318219200&en=974523118ca482f3&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

The Justice Department’s main focus is Ike Brown, a local power broker whose imaginative electoral tactics have for 20 years caused whisperings from here to the state capital in Jackson, 100 miles to the southwest. Mr. Brown, tall, thin, a twice-convicted felon, the chairman of the Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee and its undisputed political boss, is accused by the federal government of orchestrating — with the help of others — “relentless voting-related racial discrimination” against whites, whom blacks outnumber by more than 3 to 1 in the county.

His goal, according to the government: keeping black politicians — ones supported by Mr. Brown, that is — in office.

To do that, the department says, he and his allies devised a watertight system for controlling the all-determining Democratic primary, much as segregationists did decades ago.

Mr. Brown is accused in the lawsuit and in supporting documents of paying and organizing notaries, some of whom illegally marked absentee ballots or influenced how the ballots were voted; of publishing a list of voters, all white, accompanied by a warning that they would be challenged at the polls; of importing black voters into the county; and of altering racial percentages in districts by manipulating the registration rolls.

To run against the county prosecutor — one of two white officeholders in Noxubee — Mr. Brown brought in a black lawyer from outside the county, according to the supporting documents, who never even bothered to turn on the gas or electricity at his rented apartment. That candidate was disqualified.Whites, who make up just under 30 percent of the population here, are circumspect when discussing Mr. Brown, though he remains a hero to many blacks. When he drove off to federal prison to serve a sentence for tax fraud in 1995, he received a grand farewell from his political supporters and friends, including local elected officials; whites, on the other hand, for years have seen him as a kind of occult force in determining the affairs of the county.....

-SNIP-

This has been going on for a long time and Noxubee is only the first case to make it to court.


9 posted on 06/29/2007 7:32:37 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: Islander7

I wonder if Hillary has sent this guy a check yet, This is right down her alley.


10 posted on 06/29/2007 7:35:26 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (http://www.imwithfred.com/index.aspx)
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To: Islander7

“Whites, who make up just under 30 percent of the population here..”

Here too. I’m selling my house and moving. It’s become an increasingly hostile environment. It’s not as bad here as in Noxubee but they are working on it.


11 posted on 06/29/2007 7:44:18 PM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: Islander7

Thanks. NPR and the NYT? I’m surprised, to say the least.


12 posted on 06/29/2007 7:44:30 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: Islander7; wardaddy; WileyPink; jmax; 2ndDivisionVet; somniferum; flying Elvis; MagnoliaMS; ...
Mississippi Civil Whites ping
13 posted on 06/29/2007 7:46:34 PM PDT by WKB (It's hard to tell who's more afraid of Fred Thompson; The Dims or the rudibots.)
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To: Islander7

“The Justice Department has called the situation in Noxubee County “the
most extreme case of racial exclusion seen by the (department’s)
Voting Section in decades.””

And destined for about zero coverage on ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC I suspect.


14 posted on 06/29/2007 7:48:57 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Islander7

bump


15 posted on 06/29/2007 7:49:52 PM PDT by lowbridge (f You’re Gonna Burn Our Flag, Wrap Yourself in It First /No Oil for Pacifists)
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To: lowbridge
a twice-convicted felon, the chairman of the Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee

sounds about right

16 posted on 06/29/2007 7:59:24 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ( "...but you can't fool all of the people all the time." LINCOLN)
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To: maine-iac7

Not only is Ike a twice-convicted felon but he managed to get a judge to reinstate his own voting rights. Still trying to figure that one out.


17 posted on 06/29/2007 8:03:01 PM PDT by NerdDad (Aug 7, 1981, I married my soulmate, CDBEAR. 25 years and I'm still teenager-crazy in love with her.)
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To: NerdDad
And the Mississippi elections are coming up in August and I will be excluded from the local elections because I am a Republican. Alcorn County and Ms in general doesn’t have open primaries and we have no say in local politics unless we declare ourselves as Democrats.
18 posted on 06/29/2007 8:36:13 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: sgtbono2002
Demrats have practiced this as long as I've been born. And I'm old.

As a girl I heard my family talk of this kind of stuff.
Only thing was...they were talking about Republicans! ;-)

It was shhhhhhshed talk. But.... ;-)

All of 'em were demrats.

19 posted on 06/29/2007 8:45:02 PM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Jesus is real, He will never fail...I will serve him now, and throughout all eternity! ))
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To: NerdDad

Hey fellow FReeper....How are you? ;-)


20 posted on 06/29/2007 8:46:18 PM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Jesus is real, He will never fail...I will serve him now, and throughout all eternity! ))
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

And finally their answer is in:

“It was an honest mistake”.


21 posted on 06/29/2007 9:25:38 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Islander7; Black Agnes

wow.....good news...


22 posted on 06/29/2007 11:39:59 PM PDT by wardaddy (George Bush....I want my money back I gave you. Trent Lott...kiss my Mississippi peckerwood butt)
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To: Islander7

Mississippi since 1965:

Good Intentions meet Hell, here’s your road.


23 posted on 06/29/2007 11:42:15 PM PDT by wardaddy (George Bush....I want my money back I gave you. Trent Lott...kiss my Mississippi peckerwood butt)
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To: Islander7
with a majority black population.

boy that sure narrows it down in Mississip

24 posted on 06/29/2007 11:45:08 PM PDT by wardaddy (George Bush....I want my money back I gave you. Trent Lott...kiss my Mississippi peckerwood butt)
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To: LadyPilgrim

Well, Hello Beautiful!!

Doing great. How are you and the Pilgrim doing?

Just returned from San Antonio where number one son graduated from USAF Basic Training. We are so proud of him. He’s keeping alive the family tradition of military service that dates back to the Revolutionary War. He’s the 3rd generation to serve in the AF.

CDBear and I are headed over to T-town today. She has discovered a new yarn shop just off the UA campus that she hasn’t left any money in yet. Standing in front of me now asking if I’m ready to go yet.


25 posted on 06/30/2007 8:14:59 AM PDT by NerdDad (Aug 7, 1981, I married my soulmate, CDBEAR. 25 years and I'm still teenager-crazy in love with her.)
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To: NerdDad

Well thank you dear one! ;-)))
We are doing great!

He is working like mad same as always! ;-)
But he is napping on the sofa right now....

We are coming down from a week of running.
He has been in Ms. Tn. and of course here too.....
doing his usual.....training and teaching drivers the computer.

He has been speaking quite a bit and it has been nice for him to be exposed to so many neat folks!

I’ve been home and enjoying the quiet.
Been on FR this week and praying about this mess with the illegals swarming all over.

You tell CDBear hello and your precious son we will keep him in our prayers too.

Thank him for us.....for his desire to serve his country. ;-)

Thunder is rumbling so pray for rain. We are dry. I hope yall aren’t.....but I think you are as well.
Gov. Riley asked for us to pray for rain from the heavens!
Sounds like a good proclaimation to me! ;-)))

Tell CDBear not to spend too much money! ;-)
And yall enjoy your time together! ;-)
God bless yall Nerd Dad!


26 posted on 06/30/2007 1:49:03 PM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Jesus is real, He will never fail...I will serve him now, and throughout all eternity! ))
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To: WKB
"Mississippi Civil Whites" bump!

This is just awesome!

27 posted on 07/03/2007 9:14:05 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: WKB; wardaddy; WileyPink; jmax; Islander7; 2ndDivisionVet; somniferum; flying Elvis; MagnoliaMS; ...

Judge Pepper has issued his ruling on the requests for changes to his original order.

Here is a link to the full order in PDF format
http://www.clarionledger.com/misc/Blogs/community/redblue/July%2017,%202007%20Opinion.pdf

Here are some interesting excerpts:

Concerning the appeals court’s overturning of Georgia’s voter ID because requiring it to be paid for equals a poll tax there is this footnote —

The court respectfully disagrees with the court’s ruling in Common Cause/Georgia v. Billups that because Georgia’s mandatory photo identification must be purchased, the requirement constitutes a poll tax. In any event, if a State required photo identification that would include a current driver’s license already purchased by the voter, or provided photo identification cards at no charge, there would be no fee that could be construed as a poll tax.

Final ruling requiring voter registration:

With regard to voter identification, the court affirms its ruling that some form of voter identification must be required in Mississippi’s future primary system, the form of which must be just as accurate as that required for other daily functions of American life, if not more so given the solemnity of exercising the constitutional right to vote. This identification must be required of every would-be voter, and no exceptions should be allowed such as for those over 65 since one must be able to prove one is over 65 to be excepted, which would require accurate identification.3 With these instructions, the Mississippi Legislature is left to specifically determine how to implement voter identification subject to approval by the Justice Department and this court.

NAACP’s (ridiculous) request to the judge:

The NAACP argues that the voter identification and re-registration rulings:(1) impose upon the State a voter photo identification requirement that is not necessary to enforce the Constitution; (2) are beyond the scope of the Court’s power to remedy the Constitutional violation found; (3) are contrary to Mississippi law, which imposes no such requirements; and (4) could harm participation of many voters who are elderly and poor, a disproportionate number of whom are black.

And the judge’s answer:

The court has already addressed the first three of these arguments above. With regard to the last argument, the NAACP has not demonstrated the precise harm that would result in requiring voter identification in a world in which identification is generally required for everyday American life. In any event, the Legislature has not yet chosen which type of identification it wishes to require for primary elections, nor has the Justice Department or the court approved the Legislature’s choice. Thus, the NAACP arguments against the court’s ruling that some form of substantially accurate form of identification is required are premature.

Similarly, the NAACP’s argument that re-registration of all 1.7 million of Mississippi’s voters is improper is premature given that the Legislature has not yet determined the specifics as to how it will implement the State’s new system.

Conclusion:

For the reasons discussed above, the court concludes that Plaintiffs’ Motion for Reconsideration and to Preserve Post-Election Relief [52] should be denied; Defendant Jim Hood’s Rule 59(e) Motion [55] should be granted insofar as it seeks to extend the deadline in paragraph 8 of the court’s June 8, 2007 Opinion from August 2007 to August 31, 2008; the Mississippi Republican Executive Committee’s Motion to Intervene and to Alter Amended Order [57] should be granted insofar as it seeks to intervene and to have the deadline moved but denied insofar as it seeks to exempt Republicans from the court’s rulings; and the Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP’s Motion to Intervene and for Reconsideration [59] should be granted insofar as the NAACP is allowed to intervene but denied insofar as it seeks to have the court delete reference to voter identification and re-registration.

Guys, while I was reading this my dear CDBear thought I was having fits because I kept howling about this stuff. The more stuff I read from this judge, the more I like him.

The dems and NAACP must be having really bad nightmares over getting exactly what they asked for in their lawsuit. And somewhere in the Governor’s executive office there are Republicans trying hard not to do the Snoopy happy dance.


28 posted on 07/17/2007 7:48:14 PM PDT by NerdDad (Aug 7, 1981, I married my soulmate, CDBEAR. 26 years and I'm still teenager-crazy in love with her.)
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To: L98Fiero

My God, — you’re talking like you were living in Zimbabwe! Give ‘em the upper hand anywhere and corruption and persecution are sure to follow.


29 posted on 07/17/2007 7:54:21 PM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: Islander7
The Justice Department has called the situation in Noxubee County "the most extreme case of racial exclusion seen by the (department's) Voting Section in decades."

Well DANG! They done been hoist on their own petards!

30 posted on 07/17/2007 11:12:06 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Islander7; NerdDad

Thanks for the update!
This is GREAT news!


31 posted on 07/18/2007 5:50:50 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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