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  • Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Documents Detailing White House Involvement in Black Panther Case...

    09/22/2010 10:49:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 22, 2010
    Complete title: Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Documents Detailing White House Involvement in Black Panther Case Dismissal DOJ Claims No Records Exist; Press Reports Document Nine Meetings between Associate Attorney General Perrelli and White House between March 25 and May 27, 2009 Washington, DC -- September 22, 2010Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (CV 10-0160)) against the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records related to meetings between Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli and White...
  • Another Embarrassment for the Holder DOJ

    09/16/2010 2:42:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    NRO/The Corner ^ | September 16, 2010 | Hans A. von Spakovsky & Roger Clegg
    The Obama Justice Department just got slapped down in a lawsuit filed by Shelby County, Alabama, challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Section 5 is the original “emergency” provision passed in 1965 that required certain states to get preapproval from the federal government for all voting changes, no matter how minor. After 40 years of extensions, Congress renewed this supposedly temporary provision in 2006 for another 25 years. Shelby County sued Eric Holder, saying that today’s vastly improved conditions no longer warrant such extraordinary intrusion into local sovereignty over elections and voting, and that Congress...
  • House panel rejects Panther resolution

    01/14/2010 7:27:23 AM PST · by opentalk · 35 replies · 1,634+ views
    Washinton Times ^ | January 14, 2010 | Jerry Seper
    The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday rejected by a 15-14 vote a resolution of inquiry that would have forced the Justice Department to tell Congress why it dismissed a civil complaint against members of the New Black Panther Party who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place in the November 2008 election. The party-line vote had been sought by Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, who, along with Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said they have been unable to get information from the department on the complaint's dismissal. "I am deeply disappointed that the...
  • On Panthers, Justice Gives Finger.....

    01/12/2010 9:30:20 AM PST · by MadisonReagan · 14 replies · 2,234+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/12/10 | Quin HIllyer
    By QHillyer on Jan. 12, 2010 into Water Cooler Much more on this later. For now, just a heads-up that the Justice Department "responded" to subpoenas from the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, concerning the New Black Panther voting intimidation case, by citing (or inventing) seven different grounds to "object to each and every Interrogatory and Document Request" from the Commission......
  • Ariz. Sheriff Investigated by Federal Grand Jury (Holder's long arm)

    01/08/2010 11:24:51 AM PST · by yoe · 8 replies · 1,012+ views
    Two officials said Thursday night they have been subpoenaed to answer questions next week before a federal grand jury about a high-profile Arizona sheriff who gained attention for aggressively cracking down on illegal immigration.In statements read by a county spokesman, Maricopa County Manager David Smith and Deputy County Manager Sandi Wilson said they met with a federal prosecutor to discuss the case and will testify Wednesday. Wilson said the general subject of the inquiry was abuses by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office. Neither Wilson nor Smith offered specifics, said county spokesman Richard de Uriarte, who spoke with the two officials...
  • The Obama Administration: A Systematic Failure

    01/04/2010 10:56:58 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies · 1,184+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 1/3/10 | Bill Levinson
    ...the American people played a sick practical joke on themselves by electing a clown (more like the Joker as portrayed by the late Heath Ledger) who promptly staffed his Administration with a collection of equally unqualified freaks as shown below. Unless voters close this sideshow by removing the Democratic majority in the House and Senate, its admission price will consist of trillions of dollars in taxpayer money and economic damage to the United States. Janet Napolitano demonstrated her total unfitness to lead Homeland Security when she defined gun owners, pro-lifers, veterans of our Armed Forces, and people who oppose illegal...
  • Civil Rights Panel Subpoenas Justice Department in (Obama's thugs) New Black Panthers Case

    12/20/2009 1:02:08 PM PST · by tobyhill · 17 replies · 1,109+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/20/2009 | Stephen Clark
    The United States Civil Rights Commission, an eight-member agency that investigates accusations of discrimination, has launched a new offensive against a most unusual target: the Justice Department. The commission is investigating why the Justice Department dropped charges in May against three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in a voter intimidation case that the government won. The Justice Department has defended its actions, saying it obtained an injunction against one member while dismissing charges against the others "based on a careful assessment of the facts and the law." But that explanation hasn't satisfied the commission or Republican...
  • Holder Stonewalling Congress Over Black Panther Investigation

    12/19/2009 9:37:51 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 27 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | December 19, 2009 | MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE
    Rep. Frank Wolf, R.-Va., issued a public statement Thursday saying that President Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, has instructed staff attorneys to ignore legal subpoenas by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission (CRC) requesting information about the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case. This is in stark contrast to Mr. Obama’s pledge for transparency in government. “We understand that the attorney general has instructed his department to ignore ...
  • Enabling ACORN's Comeback

    12/10/2009 6:53:14 AM PST · by opentalk · 22 replies · 1,137+ views
    American spectator ^ | 12.10.09 | Matthew Vadum
    Congress -- and possibly Citigroup -- may be gearing up to start funding the organized crime syndicate ACORN again. The current federal funding ban expires Dec. 18. On Tuesday evening the House Appropriations Committee rejected on a party line vote of 9 to 5 an amendment offered by Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) that would have blocked federal funding of the radical advocacy group. The amendment was needed because the Obama administration thumbed its nose at a provision in spending legislation that banned ACORN funding until the end of next week. In a ruling revealed late last month by the Justice...
  • Records ordered to explain Panthers handling (DOJ dropping election intimidation charge)

    12/09/2009 2:52:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies · 2,251+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/9/2009 | Jerry Seper
    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, frustrated by the Justice Department's failure to explain the dismissal of charges against New Black Panther Party members who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place during last year's elections, has subpoenaed the department demanding records showing how the case was handled. David P. Blackwood, the commission's general counsel, said Tuesday in a letter to the Justice Department that efforts since June to obtain an explanation had proceeded "without any success" and the "dearth of cooperation" had prompted the commission to issue subpoenas. "We are both mindful of the sensitivity of the subject matter involved and...
  • New Black Panther leader defends attorney general

    12/04/2009 11:51:41 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,532+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec.4, 2009 | LINDA STEWART BALL
    DALLAS (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department made the right call in dismissing a voter intimidation lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party and recent questions about that ruling are a "political witch hunt" to discredit Attorney General Eric Holder, the party's leader said this week. Malik Zulu Shabazz, national chairman of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, told The Associated Press the civil lawsuit filed by the federal government had "no merit" because the party doesn't condone voter intimidation. Shabazz said he was speaking publicly about the issue for the first time because he wanted to set the...
  • Attorney General Holder Reveals Aggressive Gun Control In Response to Ft. Hood Terror Attack

    11/20/2009 6:20:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 76 replies · 3,719+ views ^ | 19 November, 2009 | na
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before the Senate Judiciary Committee November 18th, 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder revealed a stunningly broad and aggressive anti-gun agenda. "The President of the United States asked that politicians not use the Ft. Hood attack to engage in 'political theater.' It appears those committed to attacking gun owners and the Second Amendment simply can't help themselves and are engaged in blaming guns and gun owners on the heels of this terrorist attack. Sadly it looks like 'politics as usual,'" said LEAA's spokesperson, Ted Deeds. After explaining and defending his decision to give enemy combatants constitutional...
  • For Holder, much wrestling over decision

    11/14/2009 6:40:21 AM PST · by opentalk · 61 replies · 1,661+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2009 | Carrie Johnson
    Eric H. Holder Jr. called his order Friday to send the suspected plotters of the Sept. 11 attacks to trial in Manhattan "the toughest decision I've had to make as attorney general." But what the nation's chief law enforcement officer did not lay bare for public consumption was the four months of deliberation, lobbying and tug of war inside his own Justice Department that preceded an announcement that will follow him into history. In his nine months in office, Holder has jettisoned a public corruption case against former senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) because of prosecutorial lapses, launched an inquiry into...
  • Holder's Hidden Agenda, cont'd . . .

    11/13/2009 10:50:39 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 41 replies · 2,027+ views
    National Review ^ | 11-13-09 | Andy McCarthy
    Holder's Hidden Agenda, cont'd . . . Andy McCarthy-November 13, 2009 This summer, I theorized that Attorney General Eric Holder -- and his boss -- had a hidden agenda in ordering a re-investigation of the CIA for six-year-old alleged interrogation excesses that had already been scrutinized by non-partisan DOJ prosecutors who had found no basis for prosecution. The continuing investigations of Bush-era counterterrorism policies (i.e., the policies that kept us safe from more domestic terror attacks), coupled with the Holder Justice Department's obsession to disclose classified national-defense information from that period, enable Holder to give the hard Left the "reckoning"...
  • Heads Up: AG Eric Holder News Conference (11AM ET)

    11/13/2009 7:59:43 AM PST · by kellynla · 140 replies · 4,772+ views
    FOX NEWS | 11/13/2009 | staff
    AG Eric Holder will have a news conference at approximately 11AM ET regarding the decision to bringMastermind Khalid Sheikh to NYC for trial.
  • Is Holder Stonewalling New Black Panther Inquiry?

    11/11/2009 7:58:28 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 14 replies · 662+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time Blog ^ | 11-11-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.), a Philadelphia native, and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member, Lamar Smith (R-Texas) sent a letter, on November 10, to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting information ...
  • Hope and Change Watch: AG Holder upholding PATRIOT Act.

    11/10/2009 5:44:44 PM PST · by khnyny · 9 replies · 593+ views ^ | November 10, 2009 | Moe Lane
    Actually, in this context ’same as the old boss’ would be a comfort. To me, at least, if not the folks who made such a hullabaloo over the PATRIOT Act; I’m not worried about the government abusing its authority so much as I worry about it making an utter hash of its attempt to try to use it. But of course said ‘abuse’ was not the least common election-year theme - usually in the context of how things would change, once the Republicans weren’t running things. And usually argued by people who really should have known better. Which is why...
  • Despite ban, Holder to speak to CAIR-linked group

    11/10/2009 3:15:50 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 3 replies · 419+ views
    Politico | 11/10/09 | Josh Gerstein
    Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to give a keynote speech next week to a Michigan group which includes the local branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations even though the FBI has formally severed contacts with the controversial Muslim civil rights organization. On Nov. 19, Holder is scheduled to speak in Detroit to the first annual awards banquet of Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust, a coalition of several dozen law enforcement and community groups. An online registration form for the event includes the Council on American Islamic Relations-Michigan on a list of “official & participating organizations.”...
  • Department of Justice impersonates reporters at Sheriff Arpiao's news conference.

    10/19/2009 9:33:26 PM PDT · by machogirl · 145 replies · 5,766+ views
    kfyi ^ | october 19, 2009 | jd hayworth
    Sheriff Joe held a sweep in NW Phoenix, Friday October 16, 2009. He had a press conference after. US Department of Justice Officials (approximately 5) showed up at the conference, UNDERCOVER, POSING AS REPORTERS. When contacted by a Sheriff commander, the Federal Civil Rights officials posing as journalists, conducted themselves "unprofessionally" and "refused to provide official identification. Only one official from the "covert team provided any form of ID when pressed." That was the senior trial attorney, (phonetics) G. Yong Jung. She has been conducting the DOJ's investigation of the Sheriff's office re: allegations of racial profiling. Ms. Yong Jung...
  • The Obama Justice Department's Secret Blogging Team... Is it Illegal?

    10/07/2009 9:23:26 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 202 replies · 5,185+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/07/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, has apparently hired a cadre of left-wing, Democrat campaign bloggers to troll through the Internet looking for news stories and blog posts that denigrate the Obama agenda. After such websites are found it is the job of these secret lefty bloggers to leave comments that come to the support of Obamaism in the comments sections. It seems that Eric Holder has created his own little propaganda unit in a valiant effort to become the Bloggi Riefenstahl of the Obama era. As reported at The Muffled Oar, a blog that first broke the story of Holder's...