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Holder vows to force Texas into pre-clearance despite Supreme Court ruling on VRA
Hot Air ^ | 7/25/13 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 07/25/2013 9:18:14 AM PDT by Nachum

The Attorney General’s approach to the enforcement of law at least has the virtue of novelty. Usually, the Department of Justice abides by Supreme Court rulings on matters of law, especially when it strikes down statutes that — at least in theory — prevent the government from enforcing them. If the Obama administration can ignore existing statutory law on the employer mandate for ObamaCare, though, perhaps the DoJ can enforce statutory laws that no longer exist.

I wonder if the federal courts will be willing to go along with that:

The Justice Department is preparing to take fresh legal action in a string of voting rights cases across the nation, U.S. officials said, part of a new attempt to blunt the impact of a Supreme Court ruling that the Obama administration has warned will imperil minority representation.

The decision to challenge state officials marks an aggressive effort to continue policing voting rights issues and follows a ruling by the court last month that invalidated a critical part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Justices threw out a part of the act that required certain states with a history of discrimination to be granted Justice Department or court approval before making voting law changes.

In the coming weeks, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is expected to announce that the Justice Department is using other sections of the Voting Rights Act to bring lawsuits or take other legal action to prevent states from implementing certain laws, including requirements to present certain kinds of identification in order to vote. The department is also expected to try to force certain states to get approval, or “pre-clearance,” before they can change their election laws.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: holder; texas; vra
Obama Voter Fraud
1 posted on 07/25/2013 9:18:14 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/

Obama Voter Fraud File

http://nachumlist.com/obamavoter.htm


2 posted on 07/25/2013 9:19:26 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Texas will enjoy telling Holder to go to hell.


3 posted on 07/25/2013 9:22:02 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: Nachum

Holder is completely out of line on this.

This is a wholesale and malicious attack on a sovereign state of the United States.

I can’t believe the illicit and patently biased premise of this kind of act.


4 posted on 07/25/2013 9:22:25 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Nachum

Voter Fraud will be enforced by the dictatorship.

Pray for America to Wake Up


5 posted on 07/25/2013 9:28:09 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Nachum

Videos for your file

Commentary from MSNBC video below

2:01 Minutes
Unhappy with SCOTUS decision on Voting Rights Act Eric Holder begins assault on Texas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXcqvC9qE6E

The commentator in the video says he was in the Judiciary hearings today with Gohmert.

3:53 Minutes
Eric Holder, DOJ Seeking To Reinstate Authority Over Texas Voting Law

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs3AVHjMYSk

3: 32 minutes
Louie Gohmert Likens Minorities to Prairie Chickens and ‘Various Lizards’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kme2DwQBFBA


6 posted on 07/25/2013 9:28:17 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Nachum

Obama, Jarrett and Holder need intense voter fraud to take place, no matter what.


7 posted on 07/25/2013 9:29:04 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Nachum

Obama Voter Fraud Continued !!


Where there is no "Law of the Land"
There is only CHAOS !

Do we call this illegal , or "over reach " ?
and do we expect anything else, but illegality
from this administration ?

8 posted on 07/25/2013 9:29:32 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum

Ignore Holder.


9 posted on 07/25/2013 9:30:05 AM PDT by struggle
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To: SaxxonWoods
Executive branch abuse of the states like this is illustrative of why the 17th Amendment must go.
10 posted on 07/25/2013 9:32:04 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: bray

I see nothing in the future to stop any of these gross injustices against states. Where are the voices of what is right? Rep. Gohmert can do little by himself.


11 posted on 07/25/2013 9:32:07 AM PDT by jch10 (The greatest threat to America is the Democrats.)
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To: struggle

Greg Abbot will tell holder to pound sand.


12 posted on 07/25/2013 9:32:43 AM PDT by oldtimer
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To: SMARTY

Holder knows that SCOTUS will not pre-emptively slap him down. Texas would have to file suit over whatever he does, and Obama will likely be long gone by the time that makes it to SCOTUS. Which may even have a liberal majority by then.

Cunningly Machiavellian if nothing else.


13 posted on 07/25/2013 9:33:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SMARTY

This is a wholesale and malicious attack on a sovereign state of the United States...
Yes, but Texas is a red state, so it’s probably 50/50 that he gets away with it in Federal Courts.


14 posted on 07/25/2013 9:33:24 AM PDT by Old North State
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To: Nachum

To paraphrase Pvt. Hudson from the movie Aliens, “I’m from Texas, how do I get out of this chicken sh*t outfit.”


15 posted on 07/25/2013 9:35:08 AM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Hey Obama! It's all your fault now, you own it.)
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To: struggle
We must not ignore him.

If the rats can turn TX in 2016, this experiment in self-government will be over.

16 posted on 07/25/2013 9:38:30 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: Nachum

Just accept EBT’s and Welfare Check stubs as ID....then, blacks will have no problem having “proper ID” at the Polls.


17 posted on 07/25/2013 9:41:31 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Texas will enjoy telling Holder to go to hell.


TX should issue a warrant for his arrest.


18 posted on 07/25/2013 9:43:41 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: oldtimer

Yep. Thank God for Abbott, but he’d better watch what he eats.


19 posted on 07/25/2013 9:52:40 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: Nachum

They control Justice Department funding, but of course, Congress has evidently nothing to say about this either.


20 posted on 07/25/2013 9:52:49 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Nachum

Texas will fight back. You can count on it.


21 posted on 07/25/2013 10:14:57 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Nachum

Holder is sounding more like Sheila Jackson Lee every day


22 posted on 07/25/2013 10:49:03 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Nachum

Anyone know if the “Voting Rights Act” applies to Hispanics, or just to Blacks?

Texas is 38% Hispanic, and just 12% Black, which is actually less than the Black national average of 13%.

If “VRA” does apply to Hispanics, that raises some interesting questions about how federal agencies categorize Hispanics.

In general, the federal government classifies “Hispanics” as “White” any time that makes “White Americans” look bad.

For instance, the FBI classifies “Hispanic” crime perpetrators as “White.”

Thus, all “Hispanic” murderers become “White” murderers.

Also, the National Institutes of Health classify “Hispanics” as “White” in their health statistics.

American “Hispanics” are less healthy than “White” Americans.

Thus, when the health of “White” Americans is compared to “White” Europeans who have national health insurance, the results are skewed, unfairly, in favor of national health insurance.

Also, the Census Bureau keeps two sets of books for American “Hispanics.”

For instance, in Texas, the Census Bureau claims that 81% of the residents are “White.”

But, further down the page, the Census Bureau says that only 45% of Texas residents are “White Only, Not Hispanic Or Latino.”

I’m going to guess that when it comes to “Affirmative Action Quotas” and “Voting Rights Quotas” the federal government moves ALL the Hispanics from the “White” category into the “Hispanic” category!


23 posted on 07/25/2013 10:51:29 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: SaxxonWoods

And veteran Judge Jerry Edwin Smith of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will joyously make mincemeat in every way possible of Holder and Obozo. Judge Jerry has previously threatened to hold Eric Holder in contempt and thereby obtained prompt compliance with his orders. Think of Judge Jerry as today’s “only law west of the Pecos.”


24 posted on 07/25/2013 11:41:00 AM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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To: zeestephen

Hispanics are counted as “white” when they commit crimes and as minorities when they are the victim.


25 posted on 07/25/2013 12:10:40 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Nachum

Texas is the only state that has the infrastructure to make it on its own (its own electrical grid for one) -

I’m in KS, and I’d hope if Texas goes “Republic”, OK, KS, NB would go right along with it.


26 posted on 07/25/2013 12:14:08 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Stillwaters

More lawlesslness from Holder’s DOJ. His first target is Texas.


27 posted on 07/25/2013 12:17:03 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: txhurl

You see any of these threads yet?


28 posted on 07/25/2013 12:53:00 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: SaxxonWoods

NOW can we impeach this pig?


29 posted on 07/25/2013 4:47:56 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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