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Do you agree: A Congress that won't keep the Justice Department honest is a Congress that has been emasculated?

Eleven months ago, the Justice Department suddenly and surprisingly dropped its case against three defendants and accepted a weak injunction against a fourth, stemming from the incident in Philadelphia on Election Day 2008 in which Black Panthers disrupted a neighborhood polling place. Since then, the Justice Department has stonewalled multiple requests for information from news organizations, a number of congressmen and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Despite a legal requirement that all federal agencies must comply with subpoenas issued by the Civil Rights Commission, the Justice Department has objected to "each and every" question and document request submitted via subpoena. The department also refused to let its line attorneys be interviewed by the commission and even transferred one of the key attorneys to South Carolina to put him out of the commission's subpoena jurisdiction.

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 9:23 AM on Apr. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Congress therefore should take heed of an April 1 letter that commission Chairman Gerald A. Reynolds wrote to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. demanding his "direct response" to the commission's repeated requests for more information. Calling the department's lack of cooperation a "dangerous precedent," Mr. Reynolds blasted the department's original decision to dismiss the case. The Justice Department "appears to have provided hate groups of every ilk a precedent that will assist them in avoiding liability for voter intimidation," he said.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:24 AM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • An even lengthier letter two days earlier, this one from commission General Counsel David P. Blackwood to Joseph H. Hunt of the Justice Department's Civil Division, requested that the department appoint a special counsel on the matter because the department had demonstrated "an inherent conflict of interest." So far, Mr. Blackwood wrote, "the department's existing discovery responses fall short of an even minimum level of cooperation."

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:24 AM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • Doesn't seem very Transparent of the Obama Justice Department.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:36 AM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • Have you EVER heard of the SEPARATION OF POWERS? The Congress doesn't keep the Justice Department any way, form, or thing. The Judicial Branch if completely separate from the Legislative Branch which is separate from the Executive Branch. The Justice Department is part of the Judicial Branch and not under the control of the Congress which is part of the Legislative Branch. Basic 9th grade Civics.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 11:30 AM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • Get over it


    What blog did you copy this from?


    They did not touch a single person

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:57 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • So anonymous then it would ok with you if some folks who are against having democrat politicians stood in front of polling booths with clubs and intimidated folks from voting for them? Highly doubtful that you would approve nah you would be on here posting about the horrors of it all.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 4:01 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • What blog did you copy this from?


    You see the words with the blue font bold font with the underline?That is called a hyperlink. It takes you to the WASHINGTON TIMES link... Be careful, you are really starting to prove the theory about anons being ignorant and only posting to cause drama and not contribute.... ;oP

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:42 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • Eric Holder is a dangerous man.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:56 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • So anonymous then it would ok with you if some folks who are against having democrat politicians stood in front of polling booths with clubs and intimidated folks from voting for them? Highly doubtful that you would approve nah you would be on here posting about the horrors of it all.


    I dont approve of it here either, The police were called and they were removed. No one was hurt what would you like a public hanging?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:05 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • You see the words with the blue font bold font with the underline?That is called a hyperlink. It takes you to the WASHINGTON TIMES link... Be careful, you are really starting to prove the theory about anons being ignorant and only posting to cause drama and not contribute.... ;oP


    yes I see it. In your op you just copy and pasted as if it were yours.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:07 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

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