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Ted Cruz: Eric Holder refusing to follow the law
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 25, 2013 | Ashe Schow

Posted on 07/25/2013 7:25:27 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder is continuing a "longstanding pattern of refusing to follow the law" with his decision to disregard the U.S. Supreme Court and force Texas to seek federal approval for changes to voting laws.

The Texas Republican's comment came in a stern statement in which he also accused Holder of politicizing the Justice Department.

"Holder's refusal to accept the judgment of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding preclearance continues the department's longstanding pattern of refusing to follow the law," Cruz said.

He was referring to the high court's June 25 decision declaring as unconstitutional a Voting Rights Act of 1965 provision that required 11 states to obtain prior Justice Department approval of even minor changes in their election laws.

"Likewise, Holder continues to attack voter ID laws, even though the Supreme Court has concluded that voter ID laws are supported by multiple interests that are unquestionably relevant to the State's interest in protecting the integrity and reliability of the electoral process," Cruz said.

Earlier in the day, Holder told the National Urban League that he would use a little-known provision in the Voting Rights Act to circumvent the Supreme Court while Congress worked to fill in the gaps in the law.

"This is the [Department of Justice's] first action to protect voting rights following the Shelby County decision, but it will not be our last," Holder said. "Even as Congress considers updates to the Voting Rights Act in light of the Court's ruling, we plan, in the meantime, to fully utilize the law's remaining sections to subject states to preclearance as necessary."

Previously, the DOJ used Section 4 of the VRA to block new voting laws in states that had decades ago tried to disenfranchise minority voters. The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, said that Congress needed to create a new formula to determine which parts of the country must seek DOJ approval for changes to their election laws.

DOJ tried to use Section 3 of the VRA in 1992 to block states from making their own election laws. Section 3 allows DOJ to block laws in states that have previously violated the 14th and 15th Amendments.


TOPICS: US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cruz; ericholder; holder; tedcruz; texas; voterid; votingrightsact

1 posted on 07/25/2013 7:25:27 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Holder has refused to follow the Law ever since he was appointed and confirmed. Is ANYONE going to hold him to account?


2 posted on 07/25/2013 7:26:58 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When will Obama/Holder throw out Presidential Term Limit ?


3 posted on 07/25/2013 7:28:36 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Tell it like it is Ted!


4 posted on 07/25/2013 7:32:18 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I doubt Holder even knows the law. The clown is clueless.


5 posted on 07/25/2013 7:32:22 PM PDT by boycott
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To: originalbuckeye

Holder has already been found in Contempt of Congress, but you apparently Boehner and McConnell don’t have the gonads between them to do anything, even withhold funs from the Dept of inJustice.


6 posted on 07/25/2013 7:34:01 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

OK, so Holder refuses to obey the law. We all know that. What will be done about it?


7 posted on 07/25/2013 7:34:44 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Can a state refuse to comply? Holder has failed to comply several times.

How could the DOJ enforce anything? Oh, I know, they’ve got a lot of bullets!!!


8 posted on 07/25/2013 7:36:40 PM PDT by jch10 (The greatest threat to America is the Democrats.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Writ of mandamus, I suppose. Now, who’s aggrieved?


9 posted on 07/25/2013 7:37:32 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: keats5

Well, Holder has bonded with black criminals after all


10 posted on 07/25/2013 7:37:35 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 21st Century Crusader

Contempt of Congress is contempt for “We the People”.


11 posted on 07/25/2013 7:37:57 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s a mistake to blame this all on Holder. The AG is certainly a willing accomplice but the person trying to break the law is his holiness.


12 posted on 07/25/2013 7:42:32 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: originalbuckeye

We are getting closer in this game of chicken initiated by nobama with Texas.

Texas has both a long and proud history of standing up to tyrants and we are better staffed now than in any time I can remember with Perry, Abbott and Cruz.

Am betting that if nobama orders the US Military to fire on Texas, he will be the one with the big surprise coming.


13 posted on 07/25/2013 7:49:16 PM PDT by X-spurt (Ready for the CRUZ missle.)
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To: molson209

“When will Obama/Holder throw out Presidential Term Limit ?”

I have no doubt that is coming. I am deadly serious!


14 posted on 07/25/2013 7:54:30 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Holder and Obama ARE the law.

As he stood in front of the Philadelphia polling station in 2008, Black Panther 'King Shabazz' shouted this at prospective white voters:

"You're about to be ruled by the black man, cracker."

Notice that he did not say, "You're about to be ruled by American law as faithfully administered by black men who respect it, cracker."

15 posted on 07/25/2013 7:55:30 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Holder has “executive order” envy, after seeing Obama’s long list of executive orders in the sauna.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 8:07:12 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; All

Commie Obama sends out Eric Holder to emit another smokescreen to distract attention from the Benghazi Massacre.

Fearful of beuing Impeached for Dereliction of Duty as CIC, Commie Obama has sent Holder out to joust at Windmills in Texas.

Always a sucker for smokescreen distractions the Liberal Agenda Media (LAM) dutifully will fill a good portion of their 24/7 support time for Commie Obama on the Texas jousting windmill story.

As the jousting windmill story dies down Holder will be sent out to create another smokescreen to prevent his boss from being impeached for the Dereliction of duty in the Benghazi Massacre.

Always oblivious to what Commie Obama is trying to cover up in the Benghazi Massacre, Speaker Boehner will still refuse to Impeach Obama, appoint a Special Prosecutor, or honor the requests of the 1000 Special Forces Petitioners yesterday to appoint a House Committee with subpoena powers.

Senator Cruz is correct on his appraisal of Holder, but seems oblivious to the reason Holder is jousting at the impeccable TEXAS Voting Rights identification Windmill.


17 posted on 07/25/2013 8:10:14 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So whatcha goin to do about it Teddy? Goin to arrest Holder? No? Then stop your jawin and crawl back under a rock.


18 posted on 07/25/2013 8:11:49 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: TChad
Holder and Obama ARE the law.

Yessiree. Nothing is or will happen to them. Banana Republic FReepers.

19 posted on 07/25/2013 8:13:01 PM PDT by Digger
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To: X-spurt

I like your chutzpah but we are a long way from removing a tyrant. People remove tyrants when they have nothing left to loose and death is preferable to living another day under a despot. At present the American populace still live a comfortable life and find no reason to rebel against the slow erosion of freedom. I have no doubt that Texas would lead the charge but we are light years away from CWII.


20 posted on 07/25/2013 8:25:33 PM PDT by soupbone1
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To: Tailgunner Joe

To the empty worded Senator...

Grow “some” and impeach the unwanted the dumbass. DO something to earn your over generous salary!


21 posted on 07/25/2013 8:33:14 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: boycott

He’s not clueless. He knows darned well that he is breaking the law; he just wants to see IF he can get away with it and what anyone will do about it - as in the old playground challenge, “Oh yeh? What’r’ ya going to do about it?” And that is a very good question.


22 posted on 07/25/2013 8:33:54 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: jch10
Can a state refuse to comply?

Actually, it's about time to arrest the @ss clown if he sets foot in Texas. Let Obama try to retrieve his butt boy.

23 posted on 07/25/2013 8:40:33 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Tagline copyright in violation of Directive 10-289)
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To: originalbuckeye

“Holder has refused to follow the Law ever since he was appointed and confirmed. Is ANYONE going to hold him to account?”

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is doing his best to stop Holder from gutting Texas whether it’s election laws or gun laws.


24 posted on 07/25/2013 8:47:50 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: bboop

Holder is black. No one is going to do a thing and he knows it.

Obama’s administration is the most corrupt in US history. He knows no one is going to do a thing about it because he’s black. He’s been playing victim for far too long to not know how to play it for all it’s worth.


25 posted on 07/25/2013 8:54:17 PM PDT by boycott
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To: boycott

Yes, makes you want to puke, doesn’t it? Except — there are a lot more of US than there are of them - the corrupt Administration. And one of these days ...


26 posted on 07/25/2013 8:59:58 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Earlier in the day, Holder told the National Urban League that he would use a little-known provision in the Voting Rights Act to circumvent the Supreme Court while Congress worked to fill in the gaps in the law.
Thanks Tailgunner Joe.
27 posted on 07/25/2013 9:13:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Gee, Eric Holder and his DoJ don’t obey the laws they’re supposed to enforce? Who’d have thought it?
28 posted on 07/25/2013 10:41:29 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: keats5

The same thing that has been done with his contempt charges on him due to gun running and the setup and murder of Officer Terry.....Nothing.

His friends on the other side of the aisle will not follow through and will only pound their chests and go on the TV talking circuits to impress their uninformed voting base.

It will be up to the American Citizen to become the DOJ (Deal out Justice) for our Feral Government.


29 posted on 07/26/2013 2:16:36 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: molson209
When will Obama/Holder throw out Presidential Term Limit ?

Witholder will argue that, because Obama is ineligible to be president, he isn't really president now, so the term limit thing in the Constitution doesn't really apply to him.

So, the king can stay on the throne until he decides to step down, elections or not.

30 posted on 07/26/2013 2:29:20 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: soupbone1

The problem lies with nobama. He can control the push and the timing against Texas. I assure you there are more than enough hard-rock Texans unwilling to take much more and they include our good leadership.

I suspect, from observing nobama, that he is smart enough to not push too far and only is interested in impressing his low information voters.

Perry, Abbott and Cruz have drawn a line in the sand. Holder’s and EPA’s antics will be rebuffed. If nobama tries to force, even now against the SCOTUS, look for SHTF to start.


31 posted on 07/26/2013 7:41:19 AM PDT by X-spurt (Ready for the CRUZ missle.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

- Yawn -


32 posted on 07/26/2013 7:47:32 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The President should begin worrying.....

If there is no law, there is no law


33 posted on 07/26/2013 7:50:57 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Holder’s boss doesn’t follow the law, so why does anyone expect him to?


34 posted on 07/26/2013 5:36:00 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: soupbone1

I like your chutzpah but we are a long way from removing a tyrant.


Exactly. Nothing will happen until the banking system collapses. But turn the credit cards off and the march on DC will begin immediately.


35 posted on 07/26/2013 5:45:44 PM PDT by lodi90
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