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  • Clarice Feldman: The War On Women Moves to Restrooms

    04/10/2016 10:48:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 10, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    To accommodate the perceived wishes of a very small number of people, the federal government and many states are placing women and girls at risk of rape and assault in restrooms. There are about a mere 700,000 transgender individuals in the U.S., or 0.3% of the adult population. As John Hinderaker correctly notes -- that makes them almost as rare as unicorns. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that allowing men who decide they really want to be women to use women’s restrooms is a dangerous idea: not to the wise men of Charlotte, North Carolina who passed an...
  • Exclusive: Meet the Radical Lawyers the DOJ Hired to Oversee Elections

    04/06/2016 11:52:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 6, 2016 | Hans A. von Spakovsky & J. Christian Adams
    In 2011, PJ Media published the Every Single One series. The series documented the Obama administration’s hiring of ideologically leftist and partisan lawyers to fill the career ranks of the lawyers in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division from the day it came into office. The different sections of the Division exercise enormous power over the everyday lives of Americans, ranging from employment, education, housing, religious liberty, abortion, prisons, policing, and much, much more. If a president wanted to launch a radical transformation of the country, he would start it in the Civil Rights Division . And a...
  • Every Single One: Since 2009, Obama's DOJ Civil Rights Division Hired ONLY Leftist Lawyers-Hundreds!

    04/04/2016 1:52:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 4, 2016 | Hans A. von Spakovsky & J. Christian Adams
    Despite being exposed before, nothing has changed. In 2011, we produced the Every Single One series for PJ Media about an unprecedented wave of ideological hiring of leftist attorneys into the career ranks of the Justice Department. The series documented the partisan and radical background of every single one of the 113 new Justice Department lawyershired into the Obama Civil Rights Division from January 2009 to January 2011. With the help of PJ Media, we will now be updating that revealing report -- and sharing details about the background of Justice Department attorneys hired since 2011. Because we have...
  • DHS Tries Halting Deportation of Illegal Aliens “Ethnically Profiled” by Cops

    10/29/2015 3:34:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 29, 2015
    Two disturbing cases highlight the serious problems with the nation’s immigration laws under the Obama administration; In one, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) accused a local police department of racial profiling for arresting two previously deported illegal immigrants and turning them over to federal authorities for removal. In the other, the Department of Justice (DOJ) charged a public school district with discrimination for verifying the immigration status of its employees. The first case comes out of New Llano, a Louisiana town of about 2,500 near the Texas border. In the course of doing their job, a pair of police...
  • Former DOJ Head Michael Mukasey Hits Obama’s DOJ Voting Section

    10/05/2015 11:11:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 5, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    He attacks Obama's co-opting of the DOJ for the advancement of leftism, not justice. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey delivered a sharp criticism of the Obama Justice Department, particularly the DOJ Voting Section, in a speech republished in Hillsdale College’s Imprimis . In a broadside aimed at the Obama-era DOJ, Mukasey hits the department’s biased and partisan law enforcement policies. Mukasey’s speech should be required reading for every presidential campaign. Mukasey revisits the dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party by Eric Holder and other political appointees shortly after the 2009 inauguration: During the 2008...
  • Coverup: Federal Appeals Court Blasts DOJ Misconduct in Police Prosecution

    08/19/2015 9:23:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 19, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Yet Karla Dobinski is still employed at the DOJ. A federal appeals court has blasted misconduct by Justice Department lawyers in a civil rights prosecution against New Orleans police officers. The case arose in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s grant of a new trial because Justice Department lawyers — including those responsible for protecting the civil rights of the defendant police officers — engaged in an anonymous blogging campaign to taint the defendants during the trial. The court noted that Justice Department lawyers stoked a “mob mentality” against police officers....
  • Indians and ‘Idiots’: DOJ Attacks State Power Over Elections

    06/04/2015 12:45:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 4, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Loretta Lynch's DOJ looks to further federal control of elections in ways that benefit the Democrats. The Obama Justice Department has quietly launched an effort to erode traditional state powers over elections. In the first instance, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has drafted and sent a bill to Congress which would force state election officials to turn over power to tribal governments to determine the location and number of polling places on Indian reservations in state-run elections. In the second instance, the DOJ is seeking to erode the power of states to prohibit the mentally incompetent from voting, as long as...
  • DOJ Official: Slavery to Blame for Riots in Ferguson and Baltimore

    05/19/2015 1:53:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 113 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 19, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    This lunacy is mainstream thought at the Department of Justice. Vanita Gupta, head of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, has told a lawyers group in Colorado that slavery and Jim Crow helped fuel the Ferguson and Baltimore riots. The last few days have seen a number of fanciful stories with the Obama administration seemingly questioning the authority of local police. I’ve long maintained that the administration is nakedly seeking to federalize policing standards — but get rid of local police? No way, that sounds like something broadcast from a shortwave station in Austin, Texas. But then up steps...
  • James O’Keefe Files Bar Complaints Against DOJ Lawyers

    12/05/2014 9:55:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 5, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    James O’Keefe has filed an ethics complaint with various bar associations against Department of Justice Civil Rights Attorney Karla Dobinski and three others arising out of a prosecution of police officers in New Orleans. PJ Media has covered Karla Dobinski’s ethical misconducthere and here. Dobinski was in charge of the taint team in the prosecution of New Orleans polices officers on civil rights charges in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The taint team was responsible for protecting the Constitutional rights of the accused police officers. It is responsible for ensuring that evidence obtained in the local internal affairs investigation did...
  • Feds Watching for Voting Fraud and Discrimination in 18 States

    11/04/2014 7:22:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 4, 2014 - 5:41 AM | Susan Jones
    Staffers from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division will monitor polling places in 28 jurisdictions in 18 states today, to make sure there’s no attempt to prevent minorities, the disabled, the illiterate and non-English-speakers from voting. In the general election in 2012, federal monitors watched the polls in 51 jurisdictions in 23 states; and in the 2010 midterm, federal observers fanned out to 30 jurisdictions in 18 states. Although state and local governments administer elections, the Civil Rights Division is charged with enforcing the federal voting rights laws that protect the rights of all eligible citizens to cast ballots on...
  • Obama civil-rights nominee withdraws (Debo Adegbile)

    09/15/2014 3:53:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 15, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    Criticized for zealously defending a cop killer, President Barack Obama’s beleaguered nominee to lead to the Justice Department’s civil rights division has withdrawn his nomination. The law firm of WilmerHale said Debo Adegbile has returned to private practice in its New York office. The White House confirmed that Mr. Adegbile withdrew his nomination. The Senate blocked Mr. Adegbile’s nomination in March, with critics citing his representation of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted 30 years ago of murdering a Philadelphia police officer. As the former head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Mr. Adegbile helped Abu-Jamal get his death sentence overturned....
  • Omnibus Funds ‘Permanent Extended Coffee Break’ for Dozens of DOJ Employees

    01/14/2014 12:22:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 14, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    After the Court's Shelby decision, dozens of DOJ lawyers have nothing to do. But not one has been laid off. Hans von Spakovsky has the inside scoop of the new omnibus spending bill. Most notably, the new bill funds the government jobs of dozens Department of Justice employees who no longer have any work to do after the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. Von Spakovsky writes: Of course, the other thing needed with the Civil Rights Division is a cutback in its budget, which has grown considerably, and gives Eric Holder the resources to...
  • Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal's Lawyer To Top DOJ Post

    01/09/2014 5:30:10 PM PST · by raptor22 · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 9, 2014 | IBD EDITOTIAL
    Justice: The nominee to head the Department of Justice's civil rights division is a radical lawyer who fought to free from prison a cold-blooded killer of a Philadelphia cop. On Dec. 9, 1981, Officer Danny Faulkner, 12 days from his 26th birthday, observed a car going the wrong way down a one-way street without its lights on. He pulled over the vehicle, and the driver, one William Cook, got out of the car and began wrestling with Faulkner. Moments later, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Cook's brother (aka Wesley Cook), showed up at the scene with a .38-caliber handgun and opened fire, hitting...
  • NAACP Lawyer: ‘Absolutely My Honor to Represent Mumia Abu Jamal’

    01/09/2014 3:44:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 9, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Katie Pavlich over at Town Hall scores this video find . It shows NAACP Legal Defense Fund lawyer Christina Swarms addressing a venomous rally for cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal in Philadelphia. In the video, she says how proud the NAACP is to represent Mumia Abu Jamal. Introducing Mumia's New Legal team.mov 13.47 minutes Black Panther Mumia Abu Jamal killed police officer Danny Faulkner before becoming a celebrity among leftists. I appeared on The Kelly File last night along with Danny Faulker’s widow to talk about Debo Adegbile’s advocacy on behalf of the murderer. President Obama nominated Adegbile to head...
  • Breaking: Inspector General Report on Racialist Dysfunction inside DOJ

    03/12/2013 1:02:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 12, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Today the Department of Justice inspector general released a report on potential Labor secretary nominee Tom Perez’s DOJ Civil Rights Division. The timing of the release to coincide with his nomination was certainly accidental, because the report paints a damning portrait of the DOJ unit he managed. The full report is here. The 250-page report offers an inside glimpse of systemic racialist dysfunction inside one of the most powerful federal government agencies. The report was prepared in response to Representative Frank Wolf’s (R-VA) outrage over the New Black Panther voter intimidation dismissal. Former Voting Section ChiefChris Coates and I both...
  • The Justice Department Condones Perjury … Again

    12/22/2011 8:32:25 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 21, 2011 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    A career employee in the Voting Section of Justice’s Civil Rights Division has confessed to committing perjury, sources say. The employee, Stephanie Celandine Gyamfi, reportedly told investigators from the Inspector General’s Office that she perjured herself during an inquiry into Justice Department leaks during the previous administration. Despite the admission, she has not been fired for criminal malfeasance. Indeed, it appears she has not been disciplined in any meaningful way at all. Ms. Gyamfi made no secret of her hatred of conservatives and Republicans when I worked in the Voting Section from 2001 to 2002. Later, when I moved to...
  • Justice Department: Arizona Sheriff Arpaio violated federal law

    12/15/2011 11:40:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 15, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    The Justice Department, following an often hostile three-year investigation, said Thursday the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) in Phoenix under the leadership of Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio violated federal law and the Constitution in its handling of persons arrested and inmates held in its jail system. Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez, who heads the department’s Civil Rights Division, said investigators concluded there was reasonable cause to believe that sheriff’s deputies engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional conduct and violations of federal law that jeopardized the agency’s commitment to fair and effective law enforcement. The not-unexpected decision said...
  • ‘Every Single One’ Fallout: Justice Dept. in Turmoil From PJMedia Series (Excellent piece, Long)

    09/26/2011 10:31:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 26, 2011 | David Steinberg
    What’s happened up until now, and what internal leaks say about what’s coming. Hint: jobs may now be at stake. (This is the twelfth of a series of articles about the Justice Department's hiring practices since President Obama took office. Read partsone,two,three,four,five,six,seven,eight,nine,ten, and eleven.) 113 and Oh. Following the Justice Department’s long-delayed compliance with a Freedom of Information Act request, PJMedia recently published content from the resumes of each career attorney hired to the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division under Attorney General Eric Holder. The articles were written by two former Civil Rights Division attorneys — J. Christian Adams and...
  • Every Single One: The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder’s Immigration Office (Part 3)

    08/12/2011 12:10:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 12, 2011 | Richard Pollock
    All five new hires to the Justice Department's immigration office have far-left resumes — which were only released following a PJM lawsuit. (This is the third in a series of articles about the Justice Department's hiring practices since President Obama took office. Read parts one and two.)   Earlier this week, PJM commenced a series of articles highlighting the army of new attorneys hired for the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division by the Obama administration. PJM based its reporting on resumes that were finally turned over following a lengthy Freedom of Information Act battle with the Department.The intent of...
  • Reviewing the Resumes: The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder’s Voting Section

    08/09/2011 10:44:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 9, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    America should be appalled at the overwhelmingly politicized backgrounds of Eric Holder's hires in the Department of Justice Voting Section. (This is the second in a series of articles about the Civil Rights Division’s hiring practices since President Obama took office. Read the first article here.)   Eric Holder’s Justice Department wields enormous power over the American political landscape heading into the 2012 elections. Under the Voting Rights Act, sixteen states must submit any election law change to the Justice Department for approval. The law also gives the states the right to go to federal court for approval instead.States need...