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  • Obama AG Nominee Lynch: Voter ID Laws were Passed by Racist Southerners, Must be Stopped

    11/08/2014 9:56:12 AM PST · by rightistight · 83 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/8/14 | Aurelius
    In a speech given at Long Beach earlier this year, President Obama's new nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, specifically called out voter ID laws as racist. The remarks came at the end of a long speech, explaining the examples that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela set for people. Ms. Lynch then began talking about the inequities that she sees in the United States... She continued, "50 years after the march on Washington, 50 years after the civil rights movement, we stand in this country at a time when we see people trying to take back so...
  • The Moral Failures of Eric Holder ... VDH

    09/29/2014 4:53:22 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 28 Sep 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Eric Holder’s left many baleful legacies: being censured by the House of Representatives; withholding subpoenaed documents, proving untruthful about a failed gun-walking caper in Mexico; failing to enforce laws on the books, from immigration to the elements of the Affordable Care Act; illegally billing the government for his own private use of a government Gulfstream jet; snooping on Associated Press reporters; giving de facto exemptions to renegade IRS politicos; and trying to create civilian trials for terrorist killers like KSM, one of the architects of the 9/11 attacks. But he will be known mostly for re-teaching Americans to think of...
  • Non-Political Attorney General Eric Holder Resigns

    09/26/2014 5:32:40 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 8 replies
    Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation yesterday. It doesn’t exactly come as a surprise, he’s been saying he would eventually resign since Obama won his second term. Nevertheless the media on both the left and right appeared shocked that Holder is leaving. Holder is one of the most politically charged Attorney General’s in American history. He came into office calling us a “nation of cowards” when it comes to race and then proceeded to use the Justice Department as his own racial gestapo. He sparred with Republicans in the House over his Fast and Furious program, refusing to provide...
  • Five candidates to replace Holder

    09/25/2014 2:24:13 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/2014 | Scott Wong, Justin Sink
    Here are five people who might be willing to take the plunge. 1.) Don Verrilli 2.) Janet Napolitano 3.) Kamala Harris 4.) Preet Bharara 5.) Tony West
  • Goodbye, Eric, and Good Riddance: Cashing in on lawlessness.

    09/25/2014 12:39:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 25, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    What can be said about Eric Holder’s six years as attorney general that PJ Media hasn’t already said? The news that Holder is going to resign should be bittersweet to anyone who cares about racial equality and the rule of law. The damage he has already done to the country leaves a turbulent wake that is ill-matched to the financial reward awaiting him at a shameless and large Washington, D.C., law firm. Our country is more polarized and more racially divided because of Eric Holder. He turned the power of the Justice Department into a racially motivated turnout machine for...
  • Breaking: Eric Holder resigning as AG

    09/25/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The timing on this move is, to say the least, curious. One of the last three members of Barack Obama’s original Cabinet will announce his resignation today, according to multiple sources talking with NPR. Eric Holder will step down as soon as his replacement can be confirmed — and that may be quite a fight: Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with...
  • Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    09/25/2014 7:51:25 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 238 replies
    NPR ^ | 09/25/2014 | Carrie Johnson
    Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with Republicans in Congress. Two sources familiar with the decision tell NPR that Holder, 63, intends to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed, a process that could run through 2014 and even into next year. A former U.S. government official says Holder has been increasingly "adamant" about his desire to leave soon...
  • Eric Holder Resigns, Will Be Replaced by Al Sharpton or Some Other Obama Clone (Rush)

    09/25/2014 11:16:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 9-25-0214 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: And the Drive-Bys are breathless, ladies and gentlemen. They can barely contain themselves. The Drive-Bys don't know what to do. They're all trying to explain it. They're trying to get to the bottom of it. They're trying to understand it. And, of course, I, your host, El Rushbo, have the answer. Eric Holder is resigning. And the Drive-Bys, it came up as a total shock. It was unexpected. It was a surprise. Pelosi divulged the details and then NPR had the story. Greetings, folks, great to have you. Rush Limbaugh. I am not breathless. I'm just excited 'cause the...
  • Eric Holder Is Leaving Now, Because Obama Thinks The Senate Is Lost

    09/25/2014 9:28:14 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 46 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 9-25-2014 | MacAoidh/Scott McKay
    September 25,2014 Eric Holder Is Leaving Now, Because Obama Thinks The Senate Is Lost by MacAoidh/Scott McKay It’s busting out on to the wires today. Holder is resigning, effective as soon as his replacement can be confirmed. He had to do this now, rather than wait until after the midterms, because Holder’s tenure as Attorney General has been marked by a pattern of activist Leftism and constitutional/legal abuse such as has never been seen in American history, and if there is a Republican majority in the Senate next year they’re not going to be able to confirm anyone like him....
  • Clearest Sign Yet the GOP Will Take the Senate: Eric Holder to Resign

    09/25/2014 8:10:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 72 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 9/25/14 | Erick Erickson
    Eric Holder is going to resign his position as Attorney General News is just coming across the wire. Holder has been Obama’s friend and companion for six years. He has relentlessly screwed up most everything he has touched. He has overseen a Department of Justice that has been complicit in killing American border patrol agents and covering up abusive government. In the vernacular of the kids these days, Eric Holder has loyally served as Barack Obama’s cockblocker. And now he is resigning. The only reason Eric Holder would do this now, before the mid-term elections, is if he was pretty...
  • Holder resigning as attorney general, official says

    09/25/2014 8:30:19 AM PDT · by ibheath · 60 replies
    foxnews ^ | 09/25/2014
    Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce Thursday that he is resigning from the Obama administration, a Justice Department official confirmed to Fox News. The decision would cap a tumultuous six-year term for the nation's top law enforcement official. Holder is one of the few Cabinet officials to have stayed on since the beginning of the Obama presidency. The Justice official said Holder has agreed to remain on the job until his successor is confirmed. According to the official, Holder has discussed his plans with Obama on "multiple occasions" in recent months. "[He] finalized those plans in an hour-long conversation...
  • Eric Holder’s Justice Dept. opens ‘criminal investigation’ into ISIS beheading of James Foley

    08/21/2014 9:28:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 8/21/2014 | Doug Powers
    Well, during his statement yesterday, President Obama did say ISIS would be brought to justice, so here’s Justice: Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday announced that the Department of Justice has “an open criminal investigation” into the brutal killing of photojournalist James Foley by Islamic militants.“Those who would perpetrate such acts need to understand something,” Holder said in Washington.“This Justice Department, this Department of Defense, this nation – we have long memories and our reach is very wide,” he said. “We will not forget what happened and people will be held accountable, one way or the other.” Let this send...
  • Megyn Kelly: "Justice Is Supposed To Be Blind"

    08/21/2014 11:46:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | August 21, 2014
    MEGYN KELLY: Not justice, period, but justice for Michael Brown, who may very well be the victim of murder at the hands of an out-of-control cop or may be a young man who committed a robbery and then went on to brutally assault a police officer, causing that cop to fear for his life. All of this will be determined by the justice system, where both sides will be eventually be heard... And meet State Senator Jamilah Nasheed who specifically warned the prosecutor in this case that quote, if you should decide not to indict this police officer the rioting...
  • Holder tells Ferguson students he was a victim of racial profiling

    08/20/2014 1:49:46 PM PDT · by maggief · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    FERUGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday told a group of black college students here that he had been a victim of racial profiling. Holder, who is in Ferguson as part of the Justice Department’s investigation of the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, relayed a story about being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike despite not breaking any laws. “He told the story about how he was humiliated. They got him out of his car and searched his car,” said Bradley J. Reyford, a 22-year-old student who met with Holder. Holder told the story to a...
  • Meet the Radical DOJ Unit Investigating Ferguson Shooting

    08/20/2014 1:37:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 20, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    PJ Media has been covering the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division for years. This is the unit that will be investigating the shooting in Ferguson and deciding whether to charge the police officer with civil rights crimes. PJ Media had to sue Eric Holder to obtain the resumes of the lawyers he hired to populate this unit. No wonder. The “Every Single One”series at PJ Media revealed that all of Holder’s attorney hires were leftists, some even with a history of anti-police activities. Read the detailed biographies of the lawyers here. Why does it matter that the DOJ...
  • Eric Holder Releases "Message To The People Of Ferguson"

    08/19/2014 6:59:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 8/19/14 | tyler durden
    Authored by Eric Holder, via The St.Louis Post-Dispatch, Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man’s death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system. At a time when so much may seem uncertain, the people of Ferguson can have confidence that the Justice Department intends to learn - in a fair and thorough manner - exactly what happened. Today, I will be...
  • Eric Holder: Obama’s Enforcer

    08/14/2014 6:46:09 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 12, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund co-authored the book, “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department,” detailing the lawlessness of the Obama administration and of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. John Fund is a nationally recognized columnist for The National Review Online whose work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, and Spakovsky is a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. obama and holder The authors go into detail about Holder’s upbringing, how he was raised in New York City and was accepted into the best schools in the city....
  • “Because We Say So,”Loses Its Power And Holder’S Challenge To Nc Voter Id Law Is Smacked Down

    08/12/2014 3:41:08 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | AUGUST 12, 2014 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    This is yet another story we won’t hear about on the evening news or read about in the New York Timers. They don’t like it when their team loses. Attorney General Eric Holder’s move to block fair elections in North Carolina was thrown out of court on Friday. He had hoped to assist Tar Heel State Democrats in their attempts to steal elections with voter fraud, but a federal court handed down a ruling that upholds North Carolina’s voter ID law and brings the matter to a complete halt. This means Democrat voter fraud opportunities like early voting and Election...
  • DOJ Set to Fight Gay-Marriage Bans in Supreme Court [Fighting To Block Law Enforcement!]

    07/13/2014 9:29:59 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 13, 2014 | PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE, JACK DATE and JACK CLOHERTY JACK DATE
    DOJ Set to Fight Gay-Marriage Bans in Supreme Court Jul 13, 2014, 9:00 AM ET By PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE, JACK DATE and JACK CLOHERTY JACK DATE The Justice Department is set to urge the Supreme Court to uphold a lower-court ruling and block states from banning same-sex marriage, Attorney General Eric Holder said. The nation's top law enforcement official's remarks come just days after Utah officials announced they will ask the Supreme Court to overrule a lower court that concluded gay couples can legally marry in the state. Last month, a federal appeals court ruled that a state ban...
  • RAND PAUL: TO THE LEFT OF ERIC HOLDER ON FELON ENFRANCHISEMENT

    06/26/2014 11:39:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 26, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    I wrote here about Rand Paul’s unconstitutional plan to propose federal legislation that would enfranchise some felons. Now, Sen. Paul has addressedthe constitutional issue posed by such legislation. He argues, in essence, that states decide who votes in state elections, but the federal government has the final say on who can vote in federal elections. Roger Clegg makes short work of Paul’s contention: The U.S. Constitution itself explicitly gives the authority to decide who votes in federal elections to the states (consistent, of course, with other constitutional guarantees, like the prohibition of poll taxes). And the recent Supreme Court decision...
  • 'Too big to jail' [Why Obama's DOJ won't REALLY go after Wall Street]

    06/26/2014 7:45:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/14/14 | Warren Cole Smith
    .... Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer seemed to hit hard in December 2012 when he announced that global banking giant HSBC would pay the government a fine of $1.9 billion.... In March 2013 Breuer’s boss, Attorney General Eric Holder, went before the Senate Finance Committee to explain why HSBC wasn’t indicted for these crimes. He said some banks may be too large to prosecute without wrecking the economy. Holder’s “too big to jail” comments caused an immediate uproar. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the ranking Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said “big bankers know that if they commit financial...
  • DOJ Wants to Boost Domestic Surveillance

    06/23/2014 9:49:05 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 June 2014 | John Semmens
    Vowing not to allow himself to be distracted by recent events in Iraq, Attorney General Eric Holder called for increased efforts to monitor and interdict home grown threats. “I know the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is garnering a lot of attention beheading captured foes and pledging to use the cache of poison gas it has stumbled upon while rampaging through Iraq,” Holder said. “But this must not divert our focus from the bigger threat from those in this country who have an anti-government animus.” “ISIS is thousands of miles away,” Holder pointed out. “Bloody as their aims may...
  • Eric Holder: If Gay Adults Are Fit for Military Service, They Are Fit to Lead Boy Scouts

    06/13/2014 1:21:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/13/2014 | Susan Jones
    The Attorney General of the United States told a homosexual advocacy group on Tuesday night that the Boy Scouts of America "preserves and perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes" by refusing to allow homosexuals to serve as Boy Scout troop leaders. "Today, courageous lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals routinely put their lives on the line as members of America's armed services," Holder told Lambda Legal Tuesday night. "And if these men and women are fit for military service, then surely they are fit to mentor, to teach, and to serve as role models for the leaders of future generations." In...
  • Attorney General Holder Hopes to Cut Sentences of up to 20,000 Prisoners Under New Rules

    06/11/2014 8:17:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | June 10, 2014 | Nick Chiles
    In a proposal that could have a far-reaching impact on the Black community, Attorney General Eric Holder is urging the U.S. Sentencing Commission to cut the sentences of as many as 20,000 federal prisoners serving time for nonviolent drug offenses. It is Holder’s latest move to reform the sentencing guidelines that he has said disproportionately affect African-American males. The Justice Department appealed Tuesday to the U.S. Sentencing Commission to make some prisoners retroactively eligible for reduced sentences. The commission has already approved a measure to reduce drug sentences for future nonviolent offenders. This would apply to offenders already in federal...
  • Eric Holder: Chief Justice John Roberts Is Wrong On Race

    05/19/2014 8:09:36 AM PDT · by blam · 50 replies
    BI ^ | 5-19-2014 | Sahil Kapur
    Sahil KapurMay 19, 2014, 8:13 AM U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks on stage during the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in San Francisco, California August 12, 2013 In a rare move, Attorney General Eric Holder took direct aim at U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on issues of race during a commencement speech Saturday. "Chief Justice John Roberts has argued that the path to ending racial discrimination is to give less consideration to the issue of race altogether. This presupposes that racial discrimination is at a sufficiently low ebb that it doesn’t need to be actively confronted," Holder...
  • U.S. Justice Dept urges terror label for Nigerian militants (Hillary Boko Haram Flashback 2012)

    05/08/2014 8:43:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/17/12 | MARK HOSENBALL AND JOHN SHIFFMAN
    The Justice Department is pressing the State Department to designate Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant group alleged to be responsible for hundreds of deaths, as a "foreign terrorist organization," according to a document obtained by Reuters. Lisa Monaco, head of the Justice Department's national security division, sent a letter in January to State Department counter-terrorism chief Daniel Benjamin requesting that Boko Haram, also known as the "Nigerian Taliban," be put on the list. A Congressional source said that in the last few days, State Department representatives have lobbied Congress to try to stop legislation which would force the administration to...
  • Obama Throws Hissy Fit Over Failed DOJ Nomination

    03/05/2014 7:04:33 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 57 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    The Obama administration is smarting over having egg on its face after the US Senate failed to confirm the nomination of Debo Adegbile for the head of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. In a stunning defeat after Harry Reid changed the rules were a nomination could now pass on a simple majority, the final tally was 47-52 against Adegbile. Democrats even brought in Joe Biden to cast the tiebreaking vote in order to confirm the nomination. However, seven Democrats (most likely looking at the upcoming midterm elections) split and voted against the nomination. When Obama nominated...
  • Reports: Attorney General Eric Holder Hospitalized

    02/27/2014 8:52:35 AM PST · by kristinn · 304 replies
    Thursday, February 27, 2014 | Kristinn
    Reports on Twitter from reporters that the Justice Department informed them AG Holder experienced shortness of breath and felt faint in a staff meeting this morning. They add he has been taken to a hospital and is resting comfortably.
  • Eric Holder To State Attorneys General: You Don't Have to Enforce Laws You Disagree With

    02/25/2014 8:56:43 PM PST · by chessplayer · 59 replies
    Attorney General Eric Holder is taking the lawless attitude of the Obama administration and passing it down to state attorneys general. Yesterday during an interview with The New York Times, Holder said state attorneys general do not have to enforce laws they disagree with, specifically when it comes to the issue of gay marriage. It is highly unusual for the United States attorney general to advise his state counterparts on how and when to refuse to defend state laws. But Mr. Holder said when laws touch on core constitutional issues like equal protection, an attorney general should apply the highest...
  • Holder wants felons to vote

    02/11/2014 11:41:17 AM PST · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2-11-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    I wonder who he thinks they will vote for? Let me think about that a while, ahem, tough call. Eric Holder wants millions of convicted felons to vote, urging states to change existing laws. Holder Urges States to Repeal Bans on Felons’ Voting: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday urged states to repeal laws that prohibit felons from voting, a move that would restore the right to vote to millions of people. The call was mostly symbolic — Mr. Holder has no authority to enact these changes himself — but it marked the attorney general’s latest effort to...
  • Eric Holder to step down this year: report

    02/10/2014 1:08:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2014 | Kelly Riddell
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will step down this year, he said in an interview with the New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin in the magazine’s Feb. 17 edition. In a feature article, Mr. Holder said he plans on staying in his position “well into” the year. Last November, Mr. Holder, the first black attorney general, told CBS News he didn’t have “any plans” to step down.
  • Did Mockery of Obama Get Dinesh D'Souza Arrested?

    01/27/2014 9:01:13 AM PST · by libstripper · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan. 27, 2014 | M. Catherine Evans
    Has Marxist/Leninist pal of Bill Ayers Mike Klonsky just given us the reason for the arrest of conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza? Does he have inside information? On January 24, Klonsky dashed off a quick "note" to D'Souza on his Small Talk Blog:
  • Obama: Marijuana 'not very different' from cigarettes

    01/19/2014 11:07:30 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 19, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama in an interview released Sunday said that using marijuana was not that different from smoking cigarettes nor any more dangerous than drinking alcohol. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life,” Obama said as part of an extensive profile published by the New Yorker on Sunday. “I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”
  • Update on Eric Holder and the False Information that Remains on the DOJ Website

    01/16/2014 6:19:21 AM PST · by SAVEOURSOULS · 9 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | Jan. 15, 2014 | Mark Perry
    Here’s a recap and update of the nearly three-year quest for truth and justice at the Department of Justice: 1. In a speech on August 3, 2009 in Long Beach, CA at a conference sponsored by The University of Minnesota’s Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, Attorney General Eric Holder made the following claim: “Intimate partner homicide is the leading cause of death for African-American women ages 15 to 45. These statistics are shocking and completely unacceptable.” 2. In a subsequent speech on October 19, 2009 at a Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event in Washington, D.C., Holder...
  • DOJ Says Schools Unfairly Punish Minorities

    01/13/2014 8:53:58 AM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    Attorney General Eric Holder slammed schools’ disciplinary standards that result in a “disproportionate number of minorities being penalized. These school administrators may feel that they’re being fair because the same rules apply to all students. But I’m saying this kind of simplistic notion is not good enough.” Holder suggested that “differences in the subcultures of students from different racial, social, and economic backgrounds must be considered. Minorities who have been subjected to generations of oppression have a right to strike back against this oppression. An action that might justifiably be regarded as unwarranted if committed by a member of the...
  • DoJ IRS investigation in the very best of hands

    01/10/2014 9:00:16 AM PST · by yoe · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Suppose you're President Obama. Who would be your ideal candidate to head up the Justice Department's investigation into IRS targeting of conservative groups? How about someone who gave thousands of dollars to your senate campaign as well as your presidential races? The confidence that the president and AG Holder have in the press ignoring this IRS "investigation" must be so great that they simply don't care who knows that it's set up to be a whitewash.[snip] Bosserman donated a combined $6,750 to President Obama's election campaigns and the Democratic National Committee between 2004 and 2012, according to federal campaign finance...
  • Holder: School discipline racially biased, overly harsh

    01/08/2014 10:12:43 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies
    January 08, 2014, 12:54 pm Holder: School discipline racially biased, overly harsh By Ben Goad Attorney Gen. Eric Holder called upon the nation’s school districts Wednesday to re-think “zero tolerance” disciplinary policies that he said disproportionately punish minorities and push too many students into to the justice system. “Alarming numbers of young people are suspended, expelled, or even arrested for relatively minor transgressions like school uniform violations, schoolyard fights, or showing “disrespect” by laughing in class,” Holder said during a speech in Baltimore. Holder’s remarks accompany the release Wednesday of new federal guidance from the departments of Justice and Education...
  • HOLDER'S NEW SCHOOL DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES: STOP TARGETING MINORITIES

    01/08/2014 6:02:42 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 8 Jan 2014 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    he Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules. Civil rights advocates have long said that a "school-to-prison" pipeline stems from overly zealous school discipline policies targeting black and Hispanic students that bring them out of school and into the court system. Attorney General Eric Holder said the problem often stems from well intentioned "zero-tolerance" policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems. Zero tolerance policies, a tool that became popular in the 1990s,...
  • Brutal Knockout Attack at Upscale Mall Results in Cracked Ribs, Broken Ankle and Knocked Out Teeth

    12/31/2013 2:00:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 30, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    The knockout victim lies on the ground during a brutal assault in Virginia.A Charlottesville, Virginia couple were assaulted on Friday night by three young black men at an upscale mall. But don’t expect the Obama DOJ to look into this. After all, the victim was white. C-Ville reported: A couple’s late night stroll on the Christmas-lit Downtown Mall turned to terror in the early morning hours of Friday, December 20, when they were brutally assaulted by three men in what appears to have been a random act of violence. Even though one of the victims, Jeanne Doucette, managed to take...
  • Report: Bid to indict Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell delayed

    12/19/2013 12:44:48 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-19-13 | James Hohmann
    The Justice Department has reportedly delayed until next year a decision on whether to indict outgoing Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in connection with a gifts scandal — a decision that came after a face-to-face appeal by the couple’s lawyers. A report by The Washington Post late Wednesday night said U.S. Attorney Dana Boente told lawyers for the governor and first lady Maureen McDonnell a week ago that he planned to ask a grand jury to return an indictment by this past Monday over allegedly inappropriate help they gave dietary supplement maker Star Scientific after receiving gifts from...
  • Justice Department Lied To SCOTUS About NSA Surveillance

    11/28/2013 3:34:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Mint Press News ^ | 11/27/13 | Frederick Reese
    As the nation learns more about the National Security Agency’s eavesdropping program, such as recent revelations that the NSA most likely tapped into the communications of Google and Yahoo users, not through cooperation with the companies themselves, but via collusion with the companies’ Internet backbone providers, questions on how the federal government approached its surveillance are increasingly becoming more difficult to answer. One such question — if the Justice Department knowingly lied to the Supreme Court regarding the NSA’s procedures about the notification of targets — presents a potential minefield for the Obama administration. In the 2012 Clapper v. Amnesty...
  • Articles of Impeachment to be filed against Eric Holder

    11/18/2013 9:00:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/18/13 | George Spelvin
    Articles of Impeachment against Attorney General Eric Holder are being filed in the midst of the fog of the Obamacare Wars, proving that the Republican controlled U.S. House of Representatives can both walk and chew gum at the same time. Creating legislation to mitigate the trauma of millions of Americans literally being destroyed by the disaster known as Obamacare while they pursue the Holder case will test the will of our intrepid GOP legislators. Are they going to be up to the challenge? After all, they will most probably meet the stone wall of the Harry Reid dominated, Democrat Senate...
  • GOP members seek to impeach Holder

    11/14/2013 5:52:41 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    November 14, 2013, 08:08 am GOP members seek to impeach Holder By Mario Trujillo A group of Republican Congressman led by Rep. Pete Olson (Texas) is slated to introduce articles of impeachment against Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday. Olson argued that Holder has continued to disregard the rule of law after the House voted to hold him in contempt last year. “This was not a decision that I made lightly,” Olson said in a statement. “Since the House voted in 2012 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, the pattern of disregard for the rule of law and...
  • DOJ sends letter to Universities telling them to ignore SCOTUS ruling on using race in admissions…

    10/07/2013 12:47:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 73 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/07/2013 | The Right Scoop
    I was listening to Attorney Joe DiGenova this morning on WMAL and he pointed out how the DOJ had recently sent a letter to universities telling them they could ignore the June ruling by the Supreme Court on using race in admissions. The Supreme Court, in a nearly unanimous ruling, said that universities could use race in admissions but not as a dominant factor. But in this letter the DOJ is instructing universities to continue with the same racial preferences that the Supreme Court had just barred them from using: WSJ – Obama Administration regulators have made a specialty of...
  • Will Fast And Furious Justice Finally Befall Eric Holder? (good read - long)

    10/06/2013 11:27:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 6, 2013 | Larry Bell
    Serial abuses of justice by America’s top law enforcement official should be enough to make just about any tinhorn banana republic dictator blush. Yet regarding any embarrassment evidenced by the leader of the free world… not so much. Despite the fact that our attorney general has been indicted for contempt of Congress on both felony and civil charges, has repeatedly lied under oath, and has routinely turned a blind eye to laws that he is duty-bound to enforce, Mr. Holder continues to serve at the behest of his presidential mentor. At least he has so far. Apparently not so very...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder gets 'mad' about shutdown impact

    09/30/2013 5:25:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies
    politico.com ^ | September 30, 2013 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    It wasn't quite a "Network" moment, but normally mild-mannered Attorney General Eric Holder showed a flash of anger Monday as he discussed the impacts of a looming government shutdown and the so-called budget sequester on rank-and-file workers at the Justice Department. "This has real-world consequences for the employees of this department, who have to pay mortgages, who have to pay car notes, who have to buy groceries and I think that is something that people as they're trying to make their political points need to keep in mind: there are good, hardworking Americans who are going to suffer because of...
  • Whatever Happened to Eric Holder?

    09/15/2013 1:28:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2013 | John Ransom
    DoctorRoy wrote: I agree. It's time for Holder to go. Actually it was probably time when he made that ridiculous statement about not prosecuting because they are too big. that's something i would have expected out of the previous administration. You know a I am suspending capitalism in order to save capitalism sort of thing.- Liberals Find Out Eric Holder is Who We Said He Was Dear Comrade Doctor, Oh, I see: Blame Bush is it? Is it really that difficult to admit that your president is a doofus who doesn’t actually represent anything other than the projection of his...
  • Justice Department to require VA to provide benefits to same-sex couples

    09/04/2013 3:16:30 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | September 4, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    The Justice Department announced Wednesday it is requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide benefits to same-sex spouses of military veterans. The DOJ said in a letter to congressional lawmakers it will no longer enforce a section in the VA’s authorization law which classified marriage as between a man and a woman, meaning the federal benefits will be available to homosexual married couples as well.
  • WaPo: DoJ trying to trap poor, black kids in failing schools

    09/03/2013 12:44:42 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 3, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    “Bewildering.” “Perverse.” These aren’t the words of Charles Krauthammer or Marc Thiessen on the pages of the Washington Post in reaction to the Department of Justice lawsuit against Louisiana’s school-voucher program, but those of the Post’s editors. The DoJ argued in its lawsuit that the vouchers intend to undo segregation, but since 90% of voucher recipients in the program are black, the Post pronounces itself mystified as to what Attorney General Eric Holder could possibly mean:
  • NAACP to pressure DOJ to pursue charges against Zimmerman with more than 1.7M sigs

    08/26/2013 3:56:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 93 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | Aug 26 2013 | therightscoop
    CBS DC – NAACP President Ben Jealous says he plans to turn over petitions with more than 1.7 million signatures calling on the Department of Justice to pursue charges against George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.