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July 31, 2009

GOP Lawmakers Press Obama's DOJ to Stand Up for Voting Rights

As has historically been the case, Republicans are the folks in Washington you look to if you want ensure fair treatment and equal voting rights. Thank goodness our legislators aren't letting the Black Panther voter intimidation case go:

Rep. Frank R. Wolf of Virginia, a senior Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, obtained an opinion Thursday from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) affirming that charges could legally be refiled without violating the double-jeopardy clause of the U.S. Constitution and said he thought Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was obligated to refile the case.

"In all fairness, he has a duty to protect those seeking to vote and I remain deeply troubled by this questionable dismissal of an important voter-intimidation case in Philadelphia," Mr. Wolf told The Washington Times.

The Times on Thursday reported that Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli, the department's No. 3 political appointee, approved the decision to drop the case against the NBPP and its members even after the government had won judgments against them for their actions in November at a Philadelphia polling location.

If you want a real belly laugh--or perhaps to have that throbbing vein in your forehead come out--click over to the article to read DOJ's lame-ass excuse for dismissing the case. Is it possible they've never heard of YouTube?


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