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  • Who Will Investigate the Investigators?

    07/08/2010 8:02:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    wsj ^ | JULY 8, 2010 | JOHN FUND
    Another voter fraud scandal involving the Justice Department. Adams, a former career Justice Department lawyer who resigned recently to protest political interference in cases he worked on, made some news yesterday in testimony before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. he claimed that Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli, an Obama appointee, overruled a unanimous recommendation by six career Justice attorneys for continued prosecution of members of the New Black Panther Party on charges of voter intimidation in an incident I detailed here yesterday. But Mr. Adams leveled an even more explosive charge beyond the Panther case. He testified that last...
  • Perrelli: WH Open to Puerto Rican Statehood

    05/26/2010 1:19:26 PM PDT · by jesuslifestrongborder · 136+ views
    Main Justice ^ | May 25, 2010 | Ryan J. Reilly
    He held me in his arms when I was 3 weeks old. I am 56 now. There was a contest for the oldest mother with the youngest baby. Mom was 47. We came in second and won a GE roaster oven that still works today. He was a GREAT man. He was the first TV star to syndicate his own show and sell it to the networks. A lot of big stars owe him a lot. Glad he escaped the estate tax hike. Bravo Art!
  • Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli Speaks at the Puerto Rico Task Force Public Hearing

    05/26/2010 2:07:08 AM PDT · by Cindy · 166+ views
    justice.gov/asg - speech ^ | May 25, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli Speaks at the Puerto Rico Task Force Public Hearing Washington, D.C. ~ Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Good afternoon and welcome to the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status’s public hearing in Washington, D.C. My name is Tom Perrelli, and I am the Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice. But I am here today also as co-chair for the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status. And as co-chair, I am honored to be here with all of you. As many of you know, it has...
  • EXCLUSIVE: No. 3 at Justice OK'd Panther reversal

    07/30/2009 7:47:42 AM PDT · by ETL · 3 replies · 698+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2009 | Jerry Seper
    Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli, the No. 3 official in the Obama Justice Department, was consulted and ultimately approved a decision in May to reverse course and drop a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party of intimidating voters in Philadelphia during November's election, according to interviews. The department's career lawyers in the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division who pursued the complaint for five months had recommended that Justice seek sanctions against the party and three of its members after the government had already won a default judgment in federal court against the...
  • Ghosts of Schiavo (Asst AG represented Michael Schiavo)

    02/04/2009 5:52:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies · 487+ views
    St. Petersberg Times ^ | 2/4/2009 | Wes Allison
    A big coalition of conservative groups is opposing President Obama's nominee for the No. 3 job at the Justice Department thanks to his work in the Terri Schiavo end-of-life case. Thomas J. Perrelli, a Washington-based attorney whom President Obama nominated to be associate U.S. attorney general, helped represent Schiavo's husband, Michael, in various appeals in the years-long court battles over whether his brain-damaged wife should live or die. Officials from the Family Rearch Council, National Right to Life Committee, Students for Life and the Eagle Forum were among 30 conservative leaders who sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee...
  • Obama picks RIAA's favorite lawyer for a top Justice post

    01/06/2009 7:17:53 PM PST · by Notary Sojac · 58 replies · 2,409+ views
    CNet ^ | January 6, 2009 | Declan McCullagh
    As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama won applause from legal adversaries of the recording industry. Stanford law professor Larry Lessig, the doyen of the "free culture" movement, endorsed the Illinois senator, as did Google CEO Eric Schmidt and even the Pirate Party. That was then. As president-elect, one of Obama's first tech-related decisions has been to select the Recording Industry Association of America's favorite lawyer to be the third in command at the Justice Department. And Obama's pick as deputy attorney general, the second most senior position, is the lawyer who oversaw the defense of the Copyright Term Extension Act--the...
  • Attorney Who Aided Terri Schiavo’s Husband Now Advising Barack Obama

    12/08/2008 4:42:42 AM PST · by wagglebee · 346 replies · 10,615+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/7/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- An attorney who won an award for representing Terri Schiavo’s husband Michael in his efforts to kill his disabled wife is now an advisor to the transition team of incoming president Barack Obama.Thomas Perrelli, who raised over $500,000 for the pro-abortion presidential candidate and is the managing partner of a Washington law firm, Jenner & Block LLP, is helping advise Obama on putting together a Justice Department team.However, Perrelli provided Michael Schiavo with legal advice during his response to the Congressional bill that President Bush signed allowing the Schindler fail to take their lawsuit seeking...
  • Right to Kill Lawyer in Schiavo Case to be Number 3 at DOJ

    01/06/2009 4:53:23 PM PST · by vadum · 11 replies · 519+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | January 6, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    President-elect Barack Obama has nominated Thomas J. Perrelli to be associate attorney general, according to reports. You may remember Perrelli, managing partner in the DC office of Jenner & Block, from a few years back. Perrelli represented Michael Schiavo in the landmark right-to-kill case that paved the way for Mr. Schiavo to terminate the inconvenient life of his wife, Terri.