Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: No black hole for Black Panthers--Attorney General Holder can't hide testimony forever
Posted on 10/11/2010 5:14:33 PM PDT by jazusamo
The Obama Justice Department can put an end to the scandal surrounding the New Black Panther voter-intimidation case. All Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. would have to do is allow members of his Voting Rights Section to answer a few simple questions under oath, without waiving a single legal privilege.
On Friday, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights approved two letters to Mr. Holder. Both ask, again, for more cooperation than the Justice Department has provided for 16 months. The commission is seeking information about an alleged "broad culture of hostility to race-neutral enforcement of the civil rights laws; a pattern of harassment and intimidation against those who work on suits in which the defendants are racial minorities; and instructions from a political appointee that basic voting rights laws will not be enforced against racial minorities during this administration."
On the Black Panther case, the department has made stunningly expansive claims that a "deliberative process" privilege obviates the need for a transparent administration, but "instructions from a political appointee" carry no such privilege. They don't involve discussions about how and whether to prosecute specific cases but instead pertain to broad policy pronouncements. No valid legal argument could claim such policy choices are exempt from disclosure to an independent commission, Congress or the public.
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this story is getting too big to fit down the memory hole ... the drones at minitrue are in serious trouble.
I suspect the Congressional role in this and a thousand other corruption cover-ups may change soon.
Exactly, it’s not going away thanks to a couple DOJ lawyers, The Washington Times, Fox News and the USCCR.
The new House next year will be all over this and Holder’s days are numbered.
I STRONGLY suspect that you are right as rain!
“Eric Holder Vs. Black Panthers”
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Posted on May 19, 2010 5:21:52 PM PDT by Kaslin
That would defeat the whole purpose of electing Obama President, if his administration is going to adopt the notion that “crackers” have the same rights as “people of color.” The Democrats might as well have nominated a white person instead of Obama.
Don't worry, he isn't worried. I am sure, like Rahm, he has plans to bail out, on some pretense of running for governor of Illinois, or Mayor of Hawaii.
Take the (campaign) money and run (for some office). Instead of your pitiful salary, you have Millions to play with as you wish.
Agree completely, he’ll bail before the investigations force him out.
The DOJ is a racist organization.. a black racist organization..