• My latest at PJ Media:

    “Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has introduced legislation which would have the effect of placing all of Virginia’s election laws under Justice Department oversight, and Virginia isn’t the only state that would fall into federal election receivership….

    Virginia satisfies Sensenbrenner’s new triggers. Remember, under Sensenbrenner’s proposal, one statewide violation and four violations by any local or county government trigger federal oversight, including past administrative objections by the attorney general. Five strikes, and you’re in.

    Here are the cases which would capture Virginia for Justice Department control . .  . .

    Presto — Virginia would fall under federal control, and the Department of Justice bureaucrats would leverage federal power over every election in the state. Virginia faces this perverse outcome: a plan created black-majority congressional districts so that the Justice Department would approve the plan, then a federal court finds (after the Shelby ruling struck down the DOJ power) that creating those black-majority districts violates the law, and that violation will be used to place Virginia back under federal control.

    Virginia has suffered constitutional whiplash, and Sensenbrenner’s bill would keep it going.”

    It’s pretty clear the advocates of the VRAA bill didn’t count on it capturing Virginia, especially under such constitutionally dubious circumstances of partial coverage morphing into full coverage after Virginia was cited as the bailout darling.

    The proposed VRAA the civil rights industry has drafted finds a way to screw the home states of four key Republican leaders who stand in the way of the proposal: Speaker Boehner, Rep. Steve Chabot, Rep. Trent Franks and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte.  The VRAA proponents get an F for strategic thinking.

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    19th of February 2015
  • From Chairman Grassley’s written questions. b. Stephanie Celandine Gyamfi, an attorney with the Department’s Voting Rights section, was found to have engaged in perjury during a 2013 DOJ IG investigation. In addition, Ms. Gyamfi posted comments regarding an ongoing matter at the Voting Rights section suggesting that the State of Mississippi should change its motto […]

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    19th of February 2015
  • Chairman Grassley’s written questions for Loretta Lynch contained this sequence:

    28. In 2008, the Justice Department brought suit against the New Black Panther Party and
    two of its members for voter intimidation. The defendants did not contest the claims. But
    when the Obama Administration took over, they would not allow career litigators to
    move for a default judgment. The career litigators have stated that political appointees
    would not allow a case to be brought against Black citizens for intimidation of White
    voters. Internal investigations of misconduct have led nowhere after all these years. The
    Civil Rights Commission has criticized the Department for not cooperating with its
    investigation into the matter.

    a. If confirmed, will you conduct a thorough and fair investigation of this matter and
    apply any appropriate disciplinary action? [ELC note: Steve Rosenbaum would be on the clock.]

    RESPONSE: I am not personally familiar with the details of this case. My general
    understanding is that there have been extensive internal Department reviews of this case, but I
    am not personally familiar with those reviews or their outcome. If I am confirmed as Attorney
    General, I will ensure there has been a fair and impartial consideration of the results of those
    internal reviews, and will take any appropriate action based on that consideration.

    b. Is it your position that the Voting Rights Act applies in a race neutral way to voter

    RESPONSE: If I am confirmed as Attorney General, I am committed to enforcing all the
    federal laws within the Department’s jurisdiction, including the Voting Rights Act Act, according to
    their specific terms and applicable case law, in an even-handed manner.

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    19th of February 2015

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