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  • DOJ: Government Has Right to Ban Home Schooling

    07/07/2013 10:57:44 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 30 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 July 2013 | John Semmens
    The Department of Justice intervened in the case of a German family seeking asylum in order to home school their children. The Romeike family fled Germany when authorities threatened to remove their children from their parents' custody if they weren't sent to public school. Lawyers for the family called teaching one's own children a fundamental parental right. Not so, said a brief filed by the US Department of Justice: “Where the boundary lies between parental authority and state authority is a matter of law. The state's interest in promoting a child's socialization as a participant in the collective body of...
  • 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...
  • Biden: Obama Can Use "Executive Orders" To Act On Gun Control (video)

    01/09/2013 9:05:36 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 227 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 9, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    Vice President Joe Biden, while addressing representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups, says President Obama could use "executive orders" to enact gun control measures. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: "The president is going to act. There are executives orders -- executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the Attorney General and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action, we believe is required."
  • Brian Terry’s mother to Holder: You’re ‘a joke’ and a ‘coward’

    02/02/2012 8:08:39 PM PST · by Smokeyblue · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 2, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    The mother of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry had harsh words for Attorney General Eric Holder after Thursday’s House oversight committee hearing on Operation Fast and Furious. “THIS IS FOR YOU SON,” Mrs. Terry posted on Facebook at about 3:30 p.m. “Mr. Holder. How come you can never say my sons name. You never have. All i ever hear you say is ‘i didnt find out or I cant say’ Im actually tired of hearing your double talk in answering questions. What a joke you are. You know my son was a real AMERICAN, a WARRIOR, and a HERO,...
  • Obama’s plan to steal the election of 2012

    01/05/2012 2:46:49 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-05-11 | DrJohn
    "I will see nutting!" Or, why Eric Holder will remain in office until 2013 at least. A pair of articles from the Washington Times make clear that the White House has a plan for the 2012 election, and that is to guarantee victory for Obama regardless of the outcome of the vote. A large part of it depends on Eric Holder and his continual bastardization of the law. The first comes from Robert Knight and his account of why democrats despise voter id laws: Assistant AG Thomas Perez, the same official who terminated the Black Panther voter intimidation case, ordered...
  • ICE agency report puts serious dent in Eric Holder’s DOJ case against sheriff Joe Arpaio

    12/20/2011 5:32:40 AM PST · by TPOOH · 26 replies
    The Dayton Tribune ^ | Robert Blain
    Excerpt....On Thursday Eric Holder and the Department of Justice filed suit against Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s office run by the outspoken and flamboyant Joe Arpaio who’s made it a personal crusade to uphold U.S. immigrations laws when the feds won’t. Eric Holder and the Obama Administration are applying the full weight of the federal government’s resources into trying to stop the new Arizona immigration law, but that’s only one of the multi-front attacks they’ve setup to make sure states are stripped of their ability to enforce U.S. immigration laws. Now the DOJ is suing the most active and largest sheriff’s...
  • Holder Plays The Race Card On His Critics: They’re Attacking Me And Obama Because We’re Both Black…

    12/18/2011 7:49:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 12/18/11 | Zip
    You know he’s getting desperate. (NYT) — For nearly three years, Republicans have attacked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on national security and civil rights issues. For months, they have criticized him over a gun-trafficking investigation gone awry, with dozens of leaders calling for his resignation. Last week, more than 75 members of Congress co-sponsored a House resolution expressing “no confidence” in his leadership. [...] In the interview, Mr. Holder offered a glimpse of how he viewed the criticism. He said he thought some critics — like Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who favors allowing the military...
  • Holder to push against voter-ID laws

    12/13/2011 8:34:28 AM PST · by Justaham · 64 replies · 1+ views
    hotair.com ^ | 12-13-11 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama administration on Tuesday will wade into the increasingly divisive national debate over new voting laws in several states that could depress turnout among minorities and others who helped elect the president in 2008. Â… With the presidential campaign heating up,Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will deliver a speech Tuesday expressing concerns about the voter-identification laws, along with a Texas redistricting plan before the Supreme Court that fails to take into account the stateÂ’s burgeoning Hispanic population, he said in an interview Monday. Holder will speak at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Libary and Museum in Austin, Tex.,...
  • Holder Lashes Out at Media Over Fast and Furious

    11/30/2011 9:15:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 30, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    Attorney General Eric Holder blames the media for Fast and Furious and mounting calls for his resignation. No, he really does. More, including the audio, at the Daily Caller. A couple of things today about this latest loss of cool. First, it isn’t just the Daily Caller covering the story as Holder wrongly claims. Every corner of the media is covering it. This sounds like something Press Harpy Tracy Schmaler at DOJ might be telling him, that only just one or two outlets are covering the story, but it isn’t true. She has a reputation of lying to the...
  • Justice Department Obstructing 'Fast and Furious' Gun Probe, ATF Director Says

    07/06/2011 8:54:58 AM PDT · by topher · 106 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 6, 2011 | By William Lajeunesse
    Justice Department Obstructing 'Fast and Furious' Gun Probe, ATF Director SaysBy William Lajeunesse The Justice Department is obstructing the congressional investigation of a U.S. law enforcement operation intended to crack down on major weapons traffickers on the Southwest border, according to the embattled leader of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Ken Melson, the acting director of the ATF, lobbed the accusation when he sneaked in for an interview with congressional investigators on July 4, two days ahead of his scheduled interview with the inspector general about the operation known as "Fast and Furious," Fox News has learned."If...
  • George Soros assault on U.S. Constitution - rewriting nation's founding document

    03/29/2011 7:34:30 AM PDT · by opentalk · 41 replies
    WND ^ | March 27, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    At least three White House advisers and officials, including President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, have ties to an effort funded by billionaire George Soros to push for a new, "progressive" U.S. Constitution WND first reported last week that Sunstein's wife, Samantha Power, has been a champion of a Soros-funded doctrine, entitled "responsibility to protect," which was used by Obama to justify engaging in an international military alliance to bomb Libya. As the National Security Council special adviser to Obama on human rights, Power reportedly influenced Obama in his decision. Now it has emerged that Sunstein has maintained extensive ties...
  • Holder announces safety initiative after rise in officer deaths (Black Panthers not mentioned)

    03/23/2011 1:03:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/22/11 | Carol Cratty
    Holder announces safety initiative after rise in officer deathsBy Carol Cratty, CNN March 22, 2011 7:15 p.m. EDT Washington (CNN) -- Attorney General Eric Holder announced a Law Enforcement Safety Initiative Tuesday, calling the number of law enforcement officers killed in the United States so far this year "simply unacceptable." Holder's comments came as he met with a group of police chiefs and the heads of several federal law enforcement agencies to talk about the problem. He said the initiative will involve all U.S. attorneys around the country meeting with their local police and others to discuss the issue and...
  • Mexico says U.S. never told it tracked guns were passing border

    03/14/2011 3:24:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 11, 2011 | Ken Ellingwood
    The statement says Mexico would never have allowed arms to enter the country as part of the operation under which U.S. agents permitted the purchase of weapons to build more sweeping criminal cases. Mexican authorities say they were aware of the U.S. anti-gun operation that allowed smugglers to buy weapons under the watch of agents in the United States, but that they had no idea that the program allowed weapons to be smuggled into Mexico. In a statement issued late Thursday, Mexico's federal attorney general's office said Mexican officials were advised of operations north of the border against suspected traffickers....
  • Huntsville Citizen Responds To DOJ Letter, Blasts Claims Of Racism

    03/06/2011 6:54:04 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    WHNT ^ | March 1, 2011 | Nick Banaszak
    HUNTSVILLE, AL — A retired engineer who calls himself a concerned citizen is jumping headfirst into the racial debate at Huntsville City Schools. Claiming to speak for the "silent majority", Hugh McInnish fired off a five page letter to the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday. The memo is a response to the DOJ's own letter last week, in which the agency accused the school system of fostering racial inequities in areas such as advanced learning and student discipline. McInnish blasted those assertions, and said there was no evidence of racial bias towards students of any color. He told WHNT...
  • AG Holder Needs to Retract False Statement about Domestic Violence

    03/05/2011 5:51:58 AM PST · by FreeManDC · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 5, 2011 | Carey Roberts
    In ringing prose, President Barack Obama underscored his March 9, 2009, memorandum on scientific integrity with this promise: “Under my administration, the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over….To undermine scientific integrity is to undermine our democracy.” As luck would have it, Attorney General Eric Holder issued a statement a few months later designed to spotlight the issue of domestic violence. In Holder’s own words, “Disturbingly, intimate partner homicide is the leading cause of death for African-American women ages 15 to 45.” Turns out this statement is not one-sided or misleading. It’s flat-out wrong. Go to...
  • GOP Lawmakers Call for Probe Into Possible 'Threats' Against Thomas, Scalia

    03/03/2011 2:31:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    GOP Lawmakers Call for Probe Into Possible 'Threats' Against Thomas, Scalia Published March 03, 2011 | FoxNews.com Several Republican members of Congress are calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate possible "threats" against conservative Supreme Court justices, claiming the advocacy group Common Cause is providing a platform for inflammatory rhetoric. The congressmen, in a draft letter to Holder that has not yet been sent, allege that rallies held by the organization appear to "incite violence and encourage racial slurs," with Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Virginia being the targets. The letter cited a newspaper report...
  • HOLDER: Whites Can’t Be Victims of Racial Injustice Because They Haven’t Suffered Enough

    03/02/2011 9:23:22 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 280 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 3-2-2011 | Johnathon Burns
    HOLDER: Whites Can’t Be Victims of Racial Injustice Because They Haven’t Suffered EnoughJohnathon Burns March 2, 2011Or, The Continuing Media Narrative of ‘Acceptable’ Racism.Dr. King once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Apparently, US Attorney General Eric Holder didn’t get the memo. As reported and applauded by Politico, Holder announced Tuesday that he was fed up with listening to whining whites who claim the justice department deliberately blocks investigations of black on white racism. Predictably, the Establishment media sides with Holder. “Think about that,” Holder said. “When you compare what people endured in the South in the...
  • More on "My people" (4 good linked articles)

    03/02/2011 12:32:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Election Law Center ^ | March 2, 2011 | Christian Adams
    More on the unfortunate "my people" blunder by Attorney General Holder. Washington Post: "That, in the trade, is called an admission against interest." National Review: A witness "will often make revealing admissions if he becomes flustered or angry. " American Thinker: "That brought out the worst in Holder who then made Culberson's case for him." The Blaze (with link to video and also Limbaugh comments) The peculiar thing about the mistake is that some outlets actually viewed the comments as a good thing, as a sassy retort, oblivious the the damage such exclusionary attitudes would cause with a large segment...
  • Eric Holder: Black Panther case focus demeans 'my people'

    03/01/2011 11:15:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 247 replies
    Politico.com ^ | March 01, 2011 | Josh Gerstein
    Attorney General Eric Holder finally got fed up Tuesday with claims that the Justice Department went easy in a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party because they are African American. Holder's frustration over the criticism became evident during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing as Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) accused the Justice Department of failing to cooperate with a Civil Rights Commission investigation into the handling of the 2008 incident in which Black Panthers in intimidating outfits and wielding a club stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia. The Attorney General seemed to take personal offense...
  • AG Holder defends performance on gays, drugs

    03/01/2011 12:38:14 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 1, 2011 | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder has defended the Justice Department's performance on issues like gay rights and trafficking in prescription drugs under pointed questioning by newly energized Republicans who have taken control of the House. At a four-hour appropriations subcommittee hearing, Holder was criticized for the administration's decision to stop defending the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of gay marriage.
  • Do we still need a Justice Department?

    02/24/2011 8:38:54 AM PST · by Qbert · 12 replies
    The Hill (Pundits Blog) ^ | 2/24/2011 | Bernie Quigley
    Jay Carney, the president’s new mouthpiece, gives the impression of the “man behind the curtain.” Little to say, as Dana Milbank of The Washington Post reports, few tools in the toolbox, tepid and inauthentic, like one of Don Draper’s paste-up artists, stylish and self-effacing. Who’s afraid of Jay Carney? Who’s afraid of Barack Obama? It is all smoke and mirrors. But the perfect spokesman as the president moves to use the Justice Department in a pure and unconscionable strategy of political revenge. It reveals the inner man. Sarko was right: Obama is a weakling. The president’s declaration last night that...
  • DOJ Shirking Duty in Not Defending DOMA, Critics Say

    02/23/2011 4:22:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 23, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    Washington (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act is a case of a politicized Justice Department picking and choosing which laws to defend, critics said Wednesday. Nevertheless, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday, the administration “had no choice” but to drop its defense, separate from President Barack Obama’s opposition to the law. Jordan Sekulow, attorney and director of policy for the American Center for Law and Justice, said the administration had a choice. “This was political spin,” Sekulow told CNSNews.com. “This is existing federal law. It is getting tougher and tougher...
  • Justice Dept. to Stop Defending Federal Law on Gay Marriage

    02/23/2011 10:07:37 AM PST · by lbryce · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEbruary 23, 2011 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON — President Obama, in a major legal policy shift, has directed the Justice Department to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act — the 1996 law that bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages — against lawsuits challenging it as unconstitutional. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday saying that the Justice Department will now take the position in court that the Defense of Marriage Act should be struck down as a violation of gay couples’ rights to equal protection under the law. “The President and I have concluded that classifications based on sexual...
  • DOJ: Huntsville schools have too many racial inequities (thug Holder begins shakedown)

    02/22/2011 11:46:50 AM PST · by Sir Gawain · 42 replies
    Department of Justice: Huntsville schools have too many racial inequitiesPosted: Updated: HUNTSVILE, AL (WAFF) - The US Department of Justice says Huntsville's school system has too many racial inequities.The justice department sent a letter to the school system saying it expects the school board to address district-wide issues.[Click here to read letter (PDF)]The letter also makes it clear the DOJ is closely watching the school system. Some of the issues include course offerings, student discipline and teacher placement.
  • Stop the Presses: Shutting Down the Civil Rights Commission’s Investigation of DOJ

    02/15/2011 9:30:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 12/15/11 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    President Obama and Harry Reid have used their appointment powers to stop the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' investigation into the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case. (Don't miss James Poulos' PJTV interview with von Spakovsky and J. Christian Adams from CPAC.) For a while, at least, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was investigating the Justice Department’s race-based decision to dismiss the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case — a case DOJ had effectively won. But now President Obama and Harry Reid have used their appointment powers to stop the investigation. Never mind the incontrovertible (and mounting) evidence that...
  • Conservatives Approve Interim Report Slamming DOJ On New Black Panther Case

    11/19/2010 10:07:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    TPM ^ | November 19, 2010 | Ryan J. Reilly
    The conservative majority of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights today voted to approve what they are now calling an "interim" report on the Justice Department's handling of the voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party.Commissioners voted 5-2 along ideological lines to approve the report on their investigation, which started back in the summer of 2009. The vote came after talks between DOJ and the Commission to allow officials to testify on the case broke down because, the Justice Department says, of the "unilateral" terms set up by the Commission.Michael Yaki, a Democrat on the...
  • Holder's Gitmo mess

    11/19/2010 6:16:13 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 13 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 11/19/2010 | Michael gerson
    The closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison and civilian trials for terrorists were more than policy changes proposed by Barack Obama as a presidential candidate. They were presented as a return to constitutional government - a dividing line from an uncivilized past.
  • Justice Department Vendetta Against Republican Gov. Chris Christie?

    11/09/2010 9:18:27 AM PST · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/9/2010 | Pete Yost
    Inspector-general’s report criticizes Christie's travel as U.S. attorney Washington (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is raising his national political profile as a government cost-cutter, engaged in a pattern of abuse when he was U.S. attorney by billing taxpayers to stay at luxury hotels, the Justice Department's inspector general said . The inspector general found that the Republican governor, who recently killed the construction of a new rail line to New York under the Hudson River, did not comply with federal travel regulations or provide acceptable justification for lodging costs that exceeded the government rate. Christie was one...
  • Cole attack survivors angry at Obama

    10/12/2010 10:07:59 PM PDT · by Qbert · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/12/2010 | Josh Gerstein
    The 10th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole on Tuesday conjured up painful memories for the families of the 17 Navy sailors who died in the terrorist attack, but it also revealed simmering anger at the Obama administration over the lack of concrete progress in bringing an alleged perpetrator to justice. In February 2009, less than three weeks after his inauguration, President Barack Obama held an emotional meeting with family members of victims of the Cole bombing and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Families said the new president promised swift action yet pleaded for their patience so his...
  • Prosecutor: DoJ bias against whites

    09/24/2010 8:40:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Prosecutor: DoJ bias against whites By: Josh Gerstein September 24, 2010 10:52 AM EDT A Justice Department prosecutor, defying his superiors by testifying at a U.S. Civil Rights Commission hearing Friday into the department’s handling of a voter-intimidation case against a fringe African American militant group, blasted “senior political appointees” at Justice for “gutting” the case. In his opening testimony, prosecutor Christopher Coates also suggested he was working against a dominant Justice Department culture which discouraged enforcement of civil rights laws in a “race-neutral” way that would protect whites as well as blacks. Coates, a 13-year veteran of the civil...
  • Coates’ Direct Eyewitness Testimony to Shine Light on DOJ

    09/23/2010 10:22:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 23, 2010 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The news that Christopher Coates, former chief of the Justice Department’s Voting Section, is set to testify Friday before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is crucial to the panel’s investigation of allegations that the Obama administration has not enforced the nation’s civil rights laws in a race-neutral manner.The testimony by Coates, a career government lawyer, is expected to shed light on whether DOJ: • Discriminated against white voters in dismissing the voter-intimidation case against two members of the New Black Panther Party and the party itself that arose from incidents at a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day...