Jul 142012
 

‘Specious, Frivolous’ – Tracy Schmaler, spokesperson for DOJ


A spokesperson for the Department of Justice “downplayed” a complaint filed with the District of Columbia Bar asking for Attorney General Eric Holder to be investigated following being found in contempt of Congress, Fox News reported yesterday.

“These are specious claims that ignore the facts and can only be described as frivolous,” Tracy Schmaler asserted. “It appears to be a desperate attempt by some factions to drag out the destructive, political games that Americans are rightly fed up with.”

Legal reaction to the complaint was mixed, with Brian Darling of The Heritage Foundation “suggest[ing] the complaint is on solid ground,” and Georgetown Law School Professor Michael Frisch opining “Because this particular complaint is written as if the attorney general had already been convicted of a crime, I think it will likely be rejected on its face.”

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“As for rejecting the complaint because of assumptions it makes, its unarguable that the Attorney General has been found in contempt of Congress. On that basis alone, the DC Bar has not just the authority, but the responsibility to conduct an investigation,” he said.

NOTE: Fox has been was one of only a few media outlets reporting on the misconduct/ethics investigation request first announced by Gun Rights Examiner and Vanderboegh’s Sipsey Street Irregulars blog last week.

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Jul 142012
 

Communiqué on the meeting of the Central Committee of the Syrian Communist Party

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Jul 142012
 

image: Bosch Fawstin PIGMAN: Breaking Islamic Law As A Way Of Life

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Jul 142012
 

- Warner Todd Huston

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder originally said that some 600,000 Texans lacked a voter I.D. and therefore would be disenfranchised by the Texas voter I.D. law, but Department Of Justice lawyers have suddenly upped that number greatly. Holder’s DOJ now claims that 1.4 million otherwise eligible Texas voters don’t have proper I.D.s.

Unfortunately, Holder did not release the figures or the methods that were used to arrive at the newer and much higher figure which holds that one in fourteen Texans have no photo I.D.

AG Holder claims that because so many Texans have no photo I.D. they would be barred from voting under the Texas Voter I.D. Law even though the new law requires the state to give photo I.D.s to such citizens for free.

Other states have implemented voter I.D. laws without DOJ involvement, but Texas is a special case. The DOJ has jurisdiction over Texas voting laws because the 1965 Voting Rights Act gives it the power to interdict in the Lone Star State, as well as eight other southern states, because of past discriminatory voting laws.

On Tuesday, Holder appeared in Houston, Texas before the NAACP to decry the Voter I.D. Law. Amusingly, reporters noted that government officials said that if they wanted to hear Holder speak, they would have to present a photo I.D. before being allowed to enter the auditorium to hear the AG rail about the evils of photo I.D. requirements.

Not as amusingly, few news outlets cared to make an issue of the hypocrisy that meets them with this story. How can they accept numbers from a DOJ that refuses to prove its claims? Why is it OK to force reporters to show photo I.D.s to hear a government official speak but not OK for voters to be required to present an I.D. to vote?

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Jul 142012
 

Barack Obama thinks that the problem with his presidency is that he hasn’t been very good at telling the American people stories. So to be fair to Mr. Obama, we’d like to give him a chance to tell his story…

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