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  • Justice Dept. challenges 'extremely aggressive' NC voting restrictions

    09/30/2013 11:33:22 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 30, 2013 | Ben Goad
    The Justice Department sued North Carolina Monday in the latest salvo in the Obama administration's ongoing battle against restrictive state voting regulations. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of North Carolina, seeks to topple provisions of a new statute that reduce early voting access and require North Carolinians to show photo identification before they are allowed to vote. "The state legislature took extremely aggressive steps to curtail the voting rights of African-Americans," Attorney General Eric Holder said during a news conference at the agency's headquarters. In the last election cycle, more than 70 percent...
  • Justice Department will challenge Texas Voter ID law

    08/22/2013 10:25:07 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/22/2013 | Aaron Blake
    The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that it will challenge Texas’s Voter ID law, saying it violates the Voting Rights Act, as well as the Constitution’s 14th and 15th Amendments. (snip) The department’s complain[t] alleges that the Texas Voter ID law “was adopted with the purpose, and will have the result, of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group.”
  • Holder and FBI admit lying about data released before election last year

    08/15/2013 7:44:21 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Aug 15, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    In their efforts to promote the re-election of Barack Obama, our nation's premier law enforcement agencies presented false data to the American public about a "crackdown" on mortgage fraud. Fox News reports: The Justice Department and FBI have quietly acknowledged they grossly overstated the scope of a mortgage fraud crackdown, which the administration heralded with much fanfare a few weeks before last year's presidential election. According to a memo circulated by the FBI and a correction posted online by the Justice Department, the number of defendants, the number of victims and the size of the losses are, in reality, a...
  • More Fast and Furious guns surface at crimes in Mexico

    08/14/2013 10:14:26 AM PDT · by don-o · 47 replies
    CBS ^ | August 14, 2013 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Three more weapons from Fast and Furious have turned up at crime scenes in Mexico, CBS News has learned, as the toll from the controversial federal operation grows. According to Justice Department tracing documents obtained by CBS News, all three guns are WASR-10 762-caliber Romanian rifles. Two were purchased by Fast and Furious suspect Uriel Patino in May and July of 2010. Sean Steward, who was convicted on gun charges in July 2012, purchased a third. The rifles were traced yesterday to the Lone Wolf gun shop in Glendale, Ariz. snip The government first denied any guns had been allowed...
  • Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity

    07/25/2013 8:42:58 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 203 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-25-2013 | J. Christian Adams
    July 25, 2013 Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity J. Christian Adams Two important developments this morning. First: Attorney General Eric Holder will announce that the Justice Department will initiate broad nationwide attacks on election integrity measures like Voter ID using the remaining portions of the Voting Rights Act. Last month, the Supreme Court struck down the 1965 triggers that forced 15 states to submit election law changes to Washington D.C. for federal approval.Second: despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, the Justice Department announced it will try to recapture Texas under Section 5 of the...
  • An inconvenient fact about the DOJ's civil rights case against Zimmerman(He's not racist as per FBI)

    07/15/2013 7:21:41 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    am thinker ^ | 7/15/13 | r moran
    There appears to be a major stumbling block to Eric Holder's attempt to charge George Zimmerman with violating Trayvon Martin's civil rights. The FBI determined he's not a racist. McClatchy: After interviewing nearly three dozen people in the George Zimmerman murder case, the FBI found no evidence that racial bias was a motivating factor in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, records released Thursday show. Even the lead detective in the case, Sanford Det. Chris Serino, told agents that he thought Zimmerman profiled Trayvon because of his attire and the circumstances - but not his race. Serino saw Zimmerman as "having...
  • Thousands protest Zimmerman verdict as DoJ vows to restart hate crime inquiry

    Thousands took to streets across the US on Sunday, as protests against the acquittal of George Zimmerman entered their second day. Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012. Follow RT's LIVE UPDATES on Zimmerman verdict fallout. The Justice Department said Sunday that it will restart its investigation into last year’s killing to consider possible separate hate crime charges against George Zimmerman. The news follows huge public outcry and calls from civil rights leaders to reopen the inquiry. "Experienced federal prosecutors will determine whether the evidence reveals a prosecutable violation of any of the...
  • ‘Justice for Trayvon’: Audio released of DOJ member urging action against George Zimmerman

    07/11/2013 8:29:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>The legal watchdog Judicial Watch released an audio recording Thursday of a Department of Justice staffer urging Sanford, Fla., city officials and the minority advocacy group Dream Defenders to seek justice for Trayvon Martin, because “if a community perceives that there’s something wrong in the black community, there’s something wrong.”</p>
  • DOJ Defunds At-Risk Youth Programs over "God" Reference

    06/26/2013 7:49:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Louisiana lawman is livid over the federal government’s decision to cut off funds for two programs to help troubled young people -- all, he says, because he refused to sign a pledge to bar prayer or any mention of God at their meetings. Julian Whittington, the sheriff of Bossier Parish, Louisiana, told Fox News that the Department of Justice Office of Civil Rights de-funded $30,000 for their Young Marines chapter as well as a youth diversion program. Federal officials objected to a voluntary student-led prayer in the department’s youth diversion program and an oath recited by the Young Marines...
  • U.S. Attorney: criticizing Islam a Federal crime

    06/05/2013 7:20:44 AM PDT · by pabianice · 46 replies
    rare us ^ | 5/31/13
    <p>This U.S. attorney is simply wrong. But making threats like this will surely help his career in the Obama Justice Department.</p> <p>Bloggers beware. And those who use email, too. And those on Facebook. And Twitter. And anyone else using social media: Diss a Muslim and the Department of Justice will be on your case with the full weight of federal law.</p>
  • DOJ: Slam Muslims on Facebook, face feds

    05/31/2013 5:59:22 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 273 replies
    WND ^ | 5/31/2013 | Bob Unruh
    Bloggers beware. And those who use email, too. And those on Facebook. And Twitter. And anyone else using social media: Diss a Muslim and the Department of Justice will be on your case with the full weight of federal law. The Obama administration, which is launching a series of Muslim Outreach Summits so that Islamists can tell federal officials how they better can serve that community, says it also is holding educational outreaches to let people know that Internet postings that violate civil rights are subject to federal prosecution. Ads by Google Will You Boldly Proclaim"I am a Christian"? Sign...
  • DOJ Begged Judge to Keep Fox Reporter in Dark About Monitoring

    05/25/2013 5:06:05 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 42 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 24, 2013 | By Todd Beamon
    The Justice Department begged a federal judge to not tell Fox News reporter James Rosen that it was tracking his telephone calls and emails in a probe regarding a national security leak. U.S. Attorney Ron Machen argued in 2010 that the traditional 30-day notice period did not apply to Rosen as Justice secretly monitored his Gmail account, according to new exhibits unsealed this week and disclosed by The Hill. “Where, as here, the government seeks such contents through a search warrant, no notice to the subscriber or customer of the e-mail account is statutorily required or necessary,” Machen wrote in...
  • AP CEO's letter to Eric Holder

    05/13/2013 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 170 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/13/13 | Gary B. Pruit
  • Eric Holder to Kansas governor: New state gun law unconstitutional

    05/02/2013 10:35:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 156 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/2/13 | David Sherfinski
    A new law in Kansas that criminalizes the enforcement of federal gun controls in the state is unconstitutional, Attorney General Eric H. Holder said. “In purporting to override federal law and to criminalize the official acts of federal officers, [the law] directly conflicts with federal law and is therefore unconstitutional,” Mr. Holder wrote to Gov. Sam Brownback in a letter dated April 26. “Federal officers who are responsible for enforcing federal laws and regulations in order to maintain public safety cannot be forced to choose between the risk of a criminal prosecution by a state and the continued performance of...
  • Holder Warns: Don't Discriminate Against Muslims After Boston

    04/29/2013 11:34:16 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 81 replies
    http://www.Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Apparently, granny will still be getting the full pat down experience at the airport instead of young Muslim men returning home from volatile, Jihad ridden regions of the world like Dagestan. Attorney General Eric Holder is warning Americans not to discriminate against Muslims in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. Attorney General Eric Holder declared Monday that the Justice Department is on the lookout for acts of violence or discrimination that signal a backlash to the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this month in which three people were killed and scores wounded. "Our investigation into this matter remains ongoing –...
  • Holder Undercut FBI by Giving Tsarnaev Miranda Rights

    04/27/2013 5:39:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 26, 2013 | Ken Klukowski
    Updating our earlier report: Details are emerging that when U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler read Dhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights, she went to his hospital room accompanied by a federal public defender (meaning taxpayer-funded) and an assistant U.S. attorney from the Massachusetts prosecutor’s office. Reports say the FBI was only partway through questioning Tsarnaev to get intelligence to determine who else was involved in the plot and how broad it was. The FBI told federal lawmakers in classified briefings this week they were “stunned” when this judicial officer and lawyers from both sides showed up to read him his rights....
  • Emails Expose Southern Poverty Law Center Collaboration with DOJ

    02/04/2013 4:47:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 2/4/13 | Kerry Picket
    Judicial Watch (JW), a Washington D.C. based non-partisan educational foundation, released some two dozen pages of emails it obtained on Tuesday revealing connections between the Department of Justice Civil Rights and Tax divisions and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). According to JW, the e-mails reveal “questionable behavior by agency personnel while negotiating for Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) co-founder Morris Dees to appear as the featured speaker at a July 31, 2012, “Diversity Training Event.” Judicial Watch obtained the records pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) submitted to the DOJ on September 10, 2012: The Judicial Watch...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Promises to Investigate Himself and Send Himself to Prison

    01/20/2013 6:54:12 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 6 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1-20-2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    January 20, 2013 Attorney General Eric Holder Promises to Investigate Himself and Send Himself to Prison Daniel Greenfield VIDEO: Eric Holder: We Will Go After Gun Traffickers And to consider a series of new federal laws imposing tough penalties on gun traffickers who help funnel weapons to dangerous criminals. I think that we all look forward to Holder catching himself and locking himself up. It shouldn’t be a very difficult investigation even for him. It’s only a question of how much time Holder will give himself to turn himself in. And hopefully he won’t tip himself off about his own...
  • Holder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and Furious

    01/17/2013 4:59:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law. Judicial Watch had filed, on June 22, 2012, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious and “specifically [a]ll records subject to the claim of executive privilege invoked by President Barack Obama on or about June 20, 2012.” The administration has refused to comply with Judicial Watch’s FOIA...
  • Perspective: No Body Count from Watergate but Hundreds Dead from Fast and Furious

    10/09/2012 6:29:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6 October, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Watergate is arguably the most sinister crime a Democrat can find to present to the American people when trying to silence a Republican. But it pales in comparison to the lies, illegal gun sales, weapons trafficking, and wholesale slaughter of innocents we've seen as a result of Fast and Furious. Think about it -- Watergate was a break-in, the goal of which was secure some "dirt" on Democrats to help Richard Nixon during his re-election bid in 1972. Nixon, the man vilified for it, didn't even know about it until after the break-in had already happened, and his crime was...