Justice Department & Supreme Court

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also referred to as the Justice Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. A supreme court is the highest court within the hierarchy of many legal jurisdictions. 5.0/5

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Thanks to the Supreme Court, the Justice Department will send fewer monitors to enforce election-day voting rights.
Justice Department gave Supreme Court incorrect data that helped it win immigration case 🔓
Justice Department gave Supreme Court incorrect data in case upholding policy of denying bail to immigrants
BREAKING: The Department of Justice asks the Supreme Court to re-hear DACA/DAPA case.
Is it not the duty of the Supreme Court to question the Justice Department's acceptance of FBI's Hillary case conclusion?
If we can't trust the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court, the Justice Department, the State Department or the Treasu…
Justice Department offers settlement on Feres case, halting Supreme Court consideration via
all Obama needs is the Supreme Court. He already has the Justice Department and IRS.
Justice Department urges Supreme Court to throw out Nebraska/Oklahoma lawsuit
10 Things You Should Know About Selma Before You See the Film By Emilye Crosby In this 50th anniversary year of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act it helped inspire, national media will focus on the iconic images of "Bloody Sunday," the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the interracial marchers, and President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act. This version of history, emphasizing a top-down narrative and isolated events, reinforces the master narrative that Civil Rights activists describe as "Rosa sat down, Martin stood up, and the white folks came south to save the day." But there is a "people's history" of Selma that we all can learn from—one that is needed especially now. The exclusion of Blacks and other people of color from voting is still a live issue. Sheriff's deputies may no longer be beating people to keep them from registering to vote, but in 2013 the Supreme Court ruled in Shelby v. Holder that the Justice Department may no longer evaluate laws passed in th ...
In an unprecedented move, the Argentinean Supreme Court under the pressure of the US Justice Department agreed to extradite Kurt Sonnenfeld, a former Federal...
The US Department of Justice in 2012 dropped the prosecution of Walter Bagdasarian who made terroristic threats towards President Obama. The Federal Courts in overturning Walter Bagdasarian's conviction cited 1st Amendment speech protections and a lack of intent or the means to carry out the threats. The US Department of Justice decided to not pursue the case to the Supreme Court and let the ruling stand. Now in 2014, The Department of Justice is charging Jaleel Tarik Abdul-Jabbaar who lives in the state of Washington for allegedly making online threats towards former Ferguson police officer and killer cop Darren Wilson who himself has never been arrested or indicted by The Department of Justice on any charge related to the execution of Michael Brown. In fact neither has the killers of Trayvon Martin, John Crawford III, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Aiyana Jones, Milton Hall and hundreds of more victims every year. The US Justice Department does not have the moral grounds to prosecute Jaleel Tarik Abdul-Jabbaa ...
Wonder why Holder all of a sudden announced his departure from the Justice Department? Hold on to your seats folks because this will rock you. The rumor Mill in Washington is that Obama wants a Supreme Court Judge to retire quickly (i.e., Ginsberg) so he can nominate his pick while Harry Reed and the Dem's still control the US Senate. Remember, this is a LIFE TIME appointment. Who is his rumored pick? Are you ready for this? "Eric Holder!!!" Remember Harry Reid changed the rules of the senate so the Republicans couldn't stop it either. What then people? What do we do then if this happens? This was a discussion topic on "The Five" today (September 25, 2014). It was brought up by Dana Perino, Bush's former press secretary. Bob Beckel also indicated this possibility on the show. I'll tell you what. If Obama want's a communist long term legacy, putting Eric Holder on the Supreme Court would do it. That possibility should scare the crap out of all of us. Can you say "Good-bye 2nd Amendment" for starters?" Our ...
VIDEO: Eric Holder says Justice Department will continue support for *** marriage By Ed Sykes | July 14, 2014 | 7:47 am Topics: *** Marriage Supreme Court DOMA Eric Holder Video Justice Department *** rights Law Photo - Attorney General Eric Holder is making a big move in the same-sex marriage debate. On ABC's "This Week" Sunday, Holder said the Department of Justice would file a brief with the US Supreme Court, arguing that the justices should strike down any state same-sex marriage bans that come before them in the future. “I think we will file a brief that is consistent with the positions we have taken over the past couple of years. You know, we did not defend the Defense of Marriage Act, vindicated by the Supreme Court,” he said. “If the case comes before the Supreme Court, we will file something consistent with what we have done that will be in support of same-sex marriage." Sign Up for the Politics Today newsletter! Holder says he believes same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional and belie ...
Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday that the U.S. Justice Department will join the case and argue for marriage equality whenever the Supreme Court hears an appeal by a state which had its ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional.
A Justice Department lawyer who is now the no. 2 official in the office that argues cases before the Supreme Court called Justice Stephen Breyer a 'cold fish' in 1993 when President Bill Clinton was first considering Breyer for the high court, according to a memo released Friday. "There…
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I have two questions for my Putin-bashing friends residing in the US. 1. Why do you care so much about recent totalitarian developments in Russia? We are not in Russia anymore, Toto. We can't change anything that happens down there, across the Atlantic. We mostly invested our lives into the US. We live here and so do our families and friends. And hence the second question. 2. Why do you so thoroughly ignore the changes that have been happening to our new Motherland? NSA spies on us. Justice Department and NSA employees openly lie to the Congress and the Supreme Court and they get away with it. The Administration essentially gutted the First and the Fourth Amendments to the US Constitution. The only whistle blower who had enough guts to stand up to it, is hiding away from our Democratic freedom loving country in... Putin's Russia. The only media source reporting on all these developments is The Guardian, a British newspaper. How much money have you donated to Snowden's fund? How many petitions to the White ...
David Barron, while at the Justice Department, wrote legal memos authorizing the killing of US citizens by drone. Now, he has been nominated to a judicial position that is just one step below the Supreme Court. Tell Harry Reid that he should kill Barron's nomination, and the drone memos should be re…
The Justice Department announced today that it has entered into a statewide settlement agreement that will resolve violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for approximately 3,250 Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The landmark ten year agreement is the nation’s first statewide settlement to address the rights of people with disabilities to receive state funded employment and daytime services in the broader community, rather than in segregated sheltered workshops and facility-based day programs. Approximately 450,000 people with I/DD across the country spend their days in segregated sheltered workshops or in segregated day programs. The agreement significantly advances the department's work to enforce the Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead v. L.C, which requires persons with I/DD be served in the most integrated setting appropriate.
" and if the Justice Department succeeds "it could place President Barack Obama in the awkward position of presiding over the jailing of a journalist in an administration the president has vowed to make the most transparent in history." I'd said in the past that the U.S. currently is resembling the USSR from the 1970's. This story emphasizes this quite nicely.while one branch of the Federal Government - the State Department -is getting ready to loudly, publicly and officially support a free press another branch of government - the "Justice" Department- is leaning on the Supreme Court to help it imprison an American reporter for refusing to divulge his sources. On a side note, as regards the opening quote I don't think both promising to have the most transparent administration and imprisoning reporters will be too hard for Barry to handle. He is the one, after all who both received the Peace Prize and droned wedding parties.
The US Department of Justice is arguing that police should be able to search cell phones taken from suspects upon arrest, lest the suspect or an associate use a universal “kill switch” to remotely lock or wipe the phone before it's searched. In a brief to the US Supreme Court filed Wednesday in the case of an alleged Boston drug dealer, the Justice Department backed law enforcement’s ability to immediately search a suspect’s phone in case the contents of the phone – potential evidence to the DOJ – are erased by the suspect or someone else before police can inspect it. “This Court should not deprive officers of an investigative tool that is increasingly important for preserving evidence of serious crimes based on purely imaginary fears that police officers will invoke their authority to review drug dealers’ ‘reading history,’ … ‘appointments with marital counsellors,’ or armed robbers’ ‘apps to help smokers quit,’” said DOJ attorney Donald Verrilli Jr., in a statement. The ...
Petitioning James C. Duff, Secretary to the Judicial Conference of the United States Make the DOJ Investigate Clarence Thomas' Ethics Violations People For the American Way 35,685 Supporters A group of 20 House Democrats led by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) are now pushing for a Justice Department investigation into Justice Thomas' possible serious ethics violations. Justice Thomas failed to include hundreds of thousands of dollars of his wife’s income on an important judicial disclosure form. He reportedly received lavish gifts and favors from a real estate magnate and personal friend who has close ties to the right-wing American Enterprise Institute, a group which has itself given Justice Thomas a $15K gift. He refused to recuse himself from three Supreme Court cases in which AEI had filed briefs (and their side won). He has also so far refused to recuse himself from the upcoming Court consideration of the health care reform law, even though his wife, a Tea Party big wig, has worked tirelessly to defea ...
DOJ ORDERS NC REPUBLICANS TO TURN OVER ELECTION EMAILS - Is it just us, or is the phrase "certain areas" going to come up quite a bit in these documents? Ryan Reilly: "Any race-related emails that North Carolina Republicans may have sent in connection with the voter restrictions they passed last summer could soon be public, thanks to a ruling by a federal judge. Before the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act, simply demonstrating a discriminatory impact could be enough to overturn a discriminatory law. Now, in order to have North Carolina's voting law struck down, Civil Rights groups and the Justice Department have to demonstrate that state lawmakers deliberately engaged in racial discrimination against voters. The sweeping law requires voters to show certain forms of photo identification, eliminates same-day registration and reduces early voting -- all measures which voting rights advocates say are intended to make it harder for Democratic-leaning minorities to ...
Rommy Martinez ‘97, currently working in the Solicitor General's Office in the Justice Department, argued his first case before the US Supreme Court last week. Congratulations!
Homeschoolers and others who love liberty: don't start dancing in the streets yet. There is work to do. Yes, the Romeikes will be able to stay in this country. They will avoid the persecution for their Christian faith that they would have faced upon their return to Germany. From start to finish, this is a case of The Power of the Pen. Obama's Justice Department appealed the Circuit Court ruling that granted the Romeikes political asylum on the basis of documented persecution by the German government. The DOJ pressed for the case to be brought before an immigration court, where the political asylum ruling was overturned. Eric Holder had himself a good time, too, using the case as an opportunity to editorialize that home education is not, in his view, a fundamental human right. Last week, the Supreme Court of the U.S. refused to take up the case of Romeike vs. Holder (Eric Holder heads the Justice Dept.). That meant that the immigration court's deportation order would stand, and the Romeikes were to be sent ...
In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department.
Four states — Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas — would again have to get approval from the Justice Department before making any changes in the way they hold elections under a bipartisan bill introduced Thursday to restore parts of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional. More:
The United States Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to throw out a challenge from a nuns’ group against a birth control mandate in the Obamacare health reform law. The Little Sisters of the Poor asked the US…
Romeike Update from Michael Farris: The Justice Department has just requested and received an extension of time for filing their reply in the Supreme Court. Their response to our Petition for a Writ of Certiorari is now due Jan 21. This is routine, but it is something we are happy about because otherwise we would have had to file our response on Christmas eve or something. The family remains in Tennessee while all this goes on. Keep praying for the Romeike's petition before the Supreme Court. www.hslda.org/romeike
Obscure Scotus Case Pending: Obama Could Take Out US Constitution In One Fell Swoop (Scary) (Before It's News) You can’t make this stuff up, a federal case making its way through the Supreme Court is anything but a work of fiction. In fact, many people including Ted Cruz, are saying this case is actually the Federal Government’s attempt to circumvent the United States Constitution in favor of U.N. Treaties and International Law. There is a reason why the United States flag is always to be place above any other flag that hangs with it. Sovereignty. Our sovereign powers must always take precedence over any UN treaty, world court or European desires about what we do here in our country. Attorney General Eric Holder, currently has Justice Department attorneys advancing an argument at the Supreme Court that could allow the feds to invoke international treaties as a legal basis for policies that conflict with the U.S. Constitution.
I will vote for him in 2016 if he runs. Ted Cruz or Rand Paul and a few others I like too but these 2 have the best traction so far. A Texas-raised, Harvard-educated lawyer with a Cuban father and an American mother, Cruz joined George W. Bush's legal team to argue the 2000 Florida presidential recount. He later served under Bush in the Justice Department and the US Federal Trade commission. In 2003 he returned to Texas and was appointed Solicitor General, where he served for five years, arguing many times before the US Supreme Court. In 2011 he ran for Senate with support from the Tea Party -- anti-government, anti-tax, and pro-life and pro-gun conservatives who thrive in politically conservative Texas. He defeated the establishment Republican party candidate, then steamrolled his Democratic opponent in the 2012 election.
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Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department "will not hesitate to take swift enforcement action, using every legal tool that remains available to us, against any jurisdiction that seeks to take advantage of the Supreme Court's ruling by hindering eligible citizens' full and free exercise of the franchise." - These are some pretty tall and hypocritical words coming from the man who stopped the prosecution of the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation in Philly. Have I told you today how much I loathe this current administration?
Is Holder warning the court? (If he is doing anything, it is threatening, not warning.) my comment With the Supreme Court preparing to deliver two landmark decisions on same-sex marriage, the Justice Department on Tuesday celebrated *** pride with speeches by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Democrat, the first openly *** member of the Senate, and singer-songwriter and *** activist Melissa Etheridge. In what was billed as "A Year of Firsts" by the official website for LGBT employees at the Justice Department, Mr. Holder said the nation has made "great strides in overcoming the obstacles and biases that too often affect *** *** bisexual and transgender individuals." And nowhere was that clearer, he said, than in the work performed by the department's Civil Rights Division. "Under the landmark Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act - which President Obama signed into law in 2009 - we've strengthened our ability to hold accountable those who ...
This Day in History: June 11th 1963 - Alabama Gov. George Wallace allowed two black students to enroll at the University of Alabama. 1967 - Israel and Syria accepted a U.N. cease-fire. 1972 - Hank Aaron tied the National League record for 14 grand-slam home runs in a career. 1973 - After a ruling by the Justice Department of the State of Pennsylvania, women were licensed to box or wrestle. 1977 - In the Netherlands, a 19-day hostage situation came to an end when Dutch marines stormed a train and a school being held by South Moluccan extremist. Two hostages and the six terrorists were killed. 1981 - The first major league baseball player's strike began. It would last for two months. 1982 - Steven Spielberg's movie "E.T." opened. 1987 - Margaret Thatcher became the first British prime minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term of office. 1990 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that would prohibit the desecration of the American Flag. 1991 - Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted. The e ...
MAY 25th NEWS: PERSONS IN NEWS: Srikanth Srinivasan: The Chandigarh-born, Harvard-educated Srikanth Srinivasan, received bipartisan confirmation in a 97-0 vote by the Senate and set off speculation that he may go on to become the first ever Indian-American judge in the U.S. Supreme Court. The President appeared relieved, even pleased, with the confirmation of Mr. Srinivasan after his first nominee to the Circuit Court post, New York prosecutor Caitlin Halligan, was rejected by Republicans and she was forced to withdraw from the race.  Obama added that Mr. Srinivasan would be the first ever South Asian-American to serve as a Circuit Court judge in U.S.’ history. He, however, underscored that the Senate’s action marked the first confirmation “to this important court in seven years”, and that there were three remaining vacancies to be filled. He was in the role of Principal Deputy Solicitor General till his confirmation. Mr. Srinivasan has argued more than 20 cases for the Justice Department at the ...
Monitoring of AP Phones a "Terrifying" Step in State Assault on Press Freedom In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole, the Reporters Committee and 50 news organizations stated, “In the 30 years since the Department issued guidelines governing its subpoena practice as it relates to phone records from journalists, none of us can remember an instance where such an overreaching dragnet for newsgathering materials was deployed by the Department, particularly without notice to the affected reporters or an opportunity to seek judicial review.” “This inexcusable breach of respect for the independence of the news media and for the importance of confidential sources underscores the need for a federal shield law,” said Reporters Committee Chairman Tony Mauro, U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for The National Law Journal. “The fact that the Justice Department feels entitled to secretly seize the telephone records of scores of journalists runs counter to the free ...
"In 1961 CORE undertook a new tactic aimed at desegregating public transportation throughout the south. These tactics became know as the "Freedom Rides". The first Freedom Ride took place on May 4, 1961 when seven blacks and six whites left Washington, D.C., on two public buses bound for the Deep South. They intended to test the Supreme Court's ruling in Boynton v. Virginia (1960), which declared segregation in interstate bus and rail stations unconstitutional. In the first few days, the riders encountered only minor hostility, but in the second week the riders were severely beaten. Outside Anniston, Alabama, one of their buses was burned, and in Birmingham several dozen whites attacked the riders only two blocks from the sheriff's office. With the intervention of the U.S. Justice Department, most of CORE's Freedom Riders were evacuated from Birmingham, Alabama to New Orleans. John Lewis, a former seminary student who would later lead SNCC and become a US congressman, stayed in Birmingham. CORE Leaders de ...
When he got back home, Rodriguez went into the Buenos Aires bar in Pearsall in an effort to recruit Latinos to talk with Justice Department investigators about voting-rights violations. Texas also argued that Section 5 is unconstitutional in its pending appeal to the Supreme Court after a federal di...
Print Email Font Resize Labor Secretary nominee blasted over St. Paul housing case deal By Frederick Melo fmelo 04/15/2013 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 04/15/2013 06:49:40 PM CDT Related St. Paul Supreme Court case Document: House Democrats respond Document: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform report Labor Secretary nominee blasted over St. Paul deal Justice Department's role in St. Paul's decision to drop Supreme Court case questioned U.S. House Committee seeking details over St. Paul's housing lawsuit appeal withdrawal A group of Republican lawmakers say the way President Barack Obama's nominee for Labor Secretary handled three housing discrimination lawsuits brought against the city of St. Paul should be enough to block his confirmation. The central case, Magner v. Gallagher, involved St. Paul landlords who claimed that the city overreached with its strict housing inspections, which had the serious consequence of reducing the amount of affordable housing available to racial minorities. St .. ...
THIS IS AMUST READ FOR CALIFORNIA VOTERS! WH METTLING IN "STATE BUSINESS" THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING. GROSS ABUSE OF POWER! By enlisting the Justice Department, the White House is using Americans' own resources against them to take away their ability to participate in the democratic process. THAT"S NOT EQUIALITY--IT"S TYRANNY." Obama Jilts Voters at the Altar When the President promised change, most people assumed he was talking about America--not his own policy positions. But after yesterday's decision on California's Proposition 8, the Potomac may actually be less fluid than this White House's stance on marriage. After years of insisting the debate is a state issue, the President peeled back another layer of hypocrisy by arguing the exact opposite in a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although conservatives have come to expect this kind of duplicity from President Obama, the announcement was all the more stunning coming on the heels of the Justice Department's other brief in the case to strike down the ...
It’s Official, the Fourth Amendment is Dead - by Kurt Nimmo On Tuesday, the Supreme Court disemboweled the Fourth Amendment. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that citizens cannot challenge government wiretapping laws, in particular the unconstitutional Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and, more recently, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. According to Justice Samuel Alito, millions of Americans can no longer expect the government to uphold the Constitution and prevent the NSA from conducting dragnet surveillance. The government established so-called “sovereign immunity” last August when the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco dismissed Al Haramain Islamic Foundation v. Obama following a December 2010 court case ruling the NSA’s warrantless wiretap program was illegal. FISA is a near perfect scheme for the government. It allows the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to rubber-stamp surveillance requests of supposed terrorists (the Justice Department claims there are over a million terr ...
Don't try and befriend me if you are already a far right wing fanatic or crazy. I believe in and voted for and would die to protect our President Obama. I am a patriot and believe in the Constitution and the government of the United States of America since I am an American Marine and I have no time or patience to waste on traitors with anti government sentiments who favor capitalism above democracy, believe that states should run everything when most states have proven continual intolerance for the rights of their citizens or chose to disobey the Supreme Court and our Justice Department. Since I beleive in a strong Central government that protects its citizens from all enemies forgein and domestic and one equal law for everything for everyone throughout the land. So if you favor the rich above the poor, fear your own country as an enemy, ignore the seperation of church and state, want to seceed from the Union or feel yourself to be superior to everyone else then leave me alone. I took an oath as an Americ ...
This is how Totalitarianism/A Police State Grows: The Senate on Friday reauthorized for five years broad electronic eavesdropping powers that legalized & expanded President George W. Bush warrantless wiretapping program. The FISA Amendments Act, which was expiring Monday at midnight, allows the government to electronically eavesdrop on Americans’ phone calls & e-mails without a probable-cause warrant so long as one of the parties to the communication is believed outside the US. The Government has interpreted the law to mean that as long as the real target is al-Qaeda, the Gov't can wiretap purely domestic e-mails & phone calls without getting a warrant from a judge, according to David Kris, a former top anti-terrorism attorney at the Justice Department. The FISA Amendments Act gives the Gov't the authority, in practice, to spy on all Americans without Probable Cause, Court oversight or any disclosure. The National Security Agency told lawmakers that it would be a violation of Americans’ privacy to dis ...
“So here we have found a means of a) alienating even the most flexible and patient Palestinians; while b) frustrating the efforts of the more principled and compromising Israelis; while c) empowering and financing some of the creepiest forces in American and Israeli society; and d) heaping ordure on our own secular founding documents. When will the Justice Department and the Congress and the Supreme Court become aware of this huge and rank offense, which is designed to bring us ever nearer to holy war?” ― Christopher Hitchens
I tried to respond to a lady that said Nixon was not impeached and said we need to get it right before we comment on it. For some reason it kept kicking me off when I tried to post it. So I thought I would try it this way! Janet Avey Guthrie, Nixon Actually was impeached but chose to resign instead. He left office with 2 1/2 years left in his second term. The new Special Prosecutor, Leon Jaworski, who had been appointed by the Justice Department, pursued Nixon's tapes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. On July 24, 1974, the Court unanimously ruled that Nixon had to surrender the tapes. On Saturday, July 27, the House Judiciary Committee approved its first article of impeachment charging President Nixon with obstruction of justice. Six of the Committee's 17 Republicans joined all 21 Democrats in voting for the article. The following Monday the Committee approved its second article charging Nixon with abuse of power. The next day, the third and final article, contempt of Congress, was approved. Ar ...
What is the future of our Supreme Court & Justice Department under 4 more years of an Ed Meese fills us in.
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This is for any of my friends in Alabama who are considering voting for Robert Vance for the Supreme Court... What Is Judge Bob Vance's Position on Sharia Law? By Hugh McInnish Robert Vance, Candidate for Chief Justice, Alabama Supreme Court Assuming there is concord in the family Vance, there is a stronger reason to reject Bob Vance for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court than the fact that he belongs to the Party of Obama. The latter is nothing minor, certainly, but pales in comparison to what I am about to reveal. On the evening of May 17, 2012, a Thursday, where was Joyce Vance, the wife of Bob Vance? She was in room 107 of the Shelby Center on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville. A bland, innocuous fact, apparently, but the next question will hammer the point home. What was she doing there? Joyce Vance, Phil-islamist Wife of Bob Vance As the Obama-appointed U. S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, she was representing Barack Obama's Justice Department in a "Commun ...
After all, Mitt Romney’s economic advisers include: Glenn Hubbard, chairman of Mr. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers. (How’d that advice work out?) And an architect of the Bush-era tax cuts, which led to the $1.3 trillion budget deficit. N. Gregory Mankiw was George Bush’s main economic adviser from 2003 to 2005. Even on judicial issues, the Romney list of Judicial Advisers — chaired by Robert Bork, the divisive, partisan, failed Supreme Court nominee — has at least 10 lawyers related to the Bush administration Justice Department. These include Steven Bradbury, who as head of the Office of Legal Counsel, infamously signed three memos giving Mr. Bush the opinion that waterboarding torture was legal. Mitt Romney’s staff of education advisers once included Margaret Spellings, George Bush’s secretary of education. In fact, two of Mitt Romney’s top political strategists, Russ Schriefer and Stuart Stevens, both come from the Bush-Cheney campaigns. As does Romney campaign adviser Kevin Madden ...
Floyd Shivambu wrote: So the SA Justice Department says they no longer have money for Marikana massacre casualties' families to listen to the Commission of Enquiry into how their husbands, sons, brothers, fathers were massacred by the State? But the Justice department has additional R20 million for President Zuma's legal costs which seek to defy the Supreme Court of Appeals decision and further delay justice on c...
Ha *** makatse! The Constitutional Court has set aside the appointment of National Director of Public Prosecutions Menzi Simelane. This after it found that President Jacob Zuma's appointment of Simelane was unconstitutional. On May 8, the court heard an application by the DA to confirm a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that the decision to employ Simelane was invalid. The SCA found that President Zuma's decision to appoint Simelane was irrational. The Ginwala Commission of Inquiry had raised concerns about Simelane's understanding of the relationship between the Justice Department and the National Prosecuting Authority. Simelane has been ordered to pay the legal costs.
Justice Department asks Supreme Court to reject Shelby County voting rights case: The court is expected to decid...
Washington, D.C.) - On Wednesday, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), a former Constitutional lawyer and Supreme Court law clerk, will testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing titled "The Obama Administration's Abuse of Power." The hearing will highlight the numerous ways in which the Obama Administration and the Justice Department have overstepped the Constitution's limitations on Executive power. The hearing will take place on Wednesday at 10am ET in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Other witnesses on the Republican side include Lee Casey of Baker Hostetler and Lori Windham of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. The hearing is expected to cover the following instances in which the Administration has ignored Congress's constitutional role: Asserting the power to suspend the application of Congressionally-enacted laws • The Executive branch has authority to set law enforcement priorities and to exercise prosecutorial discretion, but the Obama Administration has distorted and stretched these doctrines t ...
Among all adults, (In a WaPo Poll), 74 percent said voters should present ID, versus 23 percent who said they should not. Among registered voters, the numbers were 75 percent to 23 percent. When something has the support of 75 percent of the voters, plus the approval of the Supreme Court, which by a six-to-three vote in 2008 upheld Indiana’s voter ID law, one might think the Justice Department would give up trying to stop it. So far, that’s not the case with Attorney General Holder. Byron York
--- United States 1789-1849 --- George Washington, elected the first president in 1789, set up a cabinet form of government, with departments of State, Treasury, and War, along with an Attorney General (the Justice Department was created in 1870). Based in New York, the new government acted quickly to rebuild the nation's financial structure. Enacting the program of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, the government assumed the Revolutionary war debts of the states and the national government, and refinanced them with new federal bonds. It paid for the program through new tariffs and taxes; the tax on whiskey led to a revolt in the west; Washington raised an army and suppressed it. The nation adopted a Bill of Rights as 10 amendments to the new constitution. The Judiciary Act of 1789 established the entire federal judiciary, including the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court became important under the leadership of Chief Justice John Marshall (1801–1834), Federalist and nationalist who built a strong Sup ...
Voter ID.!! The Justice Department Embarrassed In The Texas Voter ID Case Our own Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbot explains above what happened in the Texas Voter ID case last week. Pay close attention to the details he gives on his prosecution of Voter ID fraud in his office alone. The Voter ID law approved last year here in Texas , and signed into law by Gov. Perry, was blocked by Obama’s Justice Department. THE DOJ said it unfairly impacts minority voters, even though similar Voter Id laws in Indiana and Georgia have proven to actually increase minority voting, and Indiana cleared legal challenges up to the Supreme Court. A three-judge panel in Washington , D.C. , heard the Texas case last week. A ruling is expected by next month. The Justice Department was not able to prove that any voters were disfranchised by the law. There are at least 15 other states with similar laws passed or pending, so this could effect them as well. But once again, it will probably end up in the Supreme Court, even though ...
Why else would the Justice Department challenge the photo ID law in Texas? To charge Republicans with seeking to disenfranchise Hispanics and blacks, of course. But in 2008 the Supreme Court upheld a similar law from Indiana. And it wasn’t close: 6 to 3, the majority including the venerated liberal John Paul Stevens. Moreover, photo IDs were recommended by the 2005 Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by Jimmy Carter. And you surely can’t get into the Attorney General’s building without one. Are Stevens, Carter and Eric Holder anti-Hispanic and anti-black? Charles Krauthammer, May 3 - Divider in Chief
Is the Justice Department's Supreme Court petition in Golinski a message for Justice Kagan?
The Golinski case is scheduled for oral argument at the Ninth Circuit the week of September 10, but the Justice Department is asking to bypass the Ninth Circuit hearing and ruling entirely and head directly to the Supreme Court where they can review issues such as the level of scrutiny and past prec...
Let me see if I can get this straight. First we have a program to let US guns freely go across the border to Mexico without any questions asked. Then we have reduced enforcement of Illegal Immigration prompting states to enact their own Illegal Immigration enforcement. Then states enact voter ID laws to prove citizenship in order to vote. Then those states are sued by the Justice Department for trying to keep control of illegal activity that the Federal Government won't enforce. Then the administration decides to halt deportation of illegals that have already been detained. Then the laws enacted by the states are found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Now the Border Patrol has been given new orders to "Run and Hide" in the event that an armed person is in their vicinity? So we've armed illegals to come into the country where those who are supposed to be guarding the border are stripped of their capacity to protect the border where we have an administration that won't enforce illegal immigrat ...
Wow, this just hasn't been a good couple of weeks for the Republicans. First, betrayed by one of their own, Justice John Roberts, Obamacare is allowed to stand by the Supreme Court. Then the Justice Department, with a royal "FU" to Daryl Issa, decides not to go after Eric Holder for Operation Fast and Furious. And now, Anderson Cooper comes out of the closet as *** because the Republican's war on *** is just about a laughing stock. Maybe I can cheer them up. I hear that next week JC Penny's is having a white sale.
Kresta: What Justice Roberts Did and Didn't Do Friends, Life is full of surprises. On June 28th, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. This means that we do not have relief from the HHS Mandate. Had the Supreme Court struck down the "individual mandate" or the law in its entirety we would, obviously, have been in a much stronger position. SCOTUS didn't. So what did Chief Justice Roberts, writing for the majority, actually do? 1) He ruled that the commerce clause cannot be used to make us purchase a product. This seems to have closed the door on similar efforts in the future. 2) He ruled that since the penalty for refusing to comply with the individual mandate functions like a tax, is collected by the IRS, and was so argued by the Justice Department in the oral arguments, then we should call it a tax. 3) Congress has the authority to tax and so Justice Roberts deferred to Congress and let the law stand with some changes on state Medicaid issues. 4) He did signal to all of us that this he ...
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Obama wins big in Supreme Court health care ruling By: Jonathan Allen and Jennifer Haberkorn June 28, 2012 11:38 AM EDT The Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s signature health care law Thursday, handing him a monumental legal victory, enshrining the centerpiece of his agenda and ensuring that the pitched political battle over the nation’s health care laws will continue through the November election. In the court’s most consequential decision since it awarded the presidency to George W. Bush in 2000, Chief Justice John Roberts, a Bush appointee, joined with the court’s liberal wing to validate the entire law, including its controversial “individual mandate.” In siding for the first time with liberals on a 5-4 decision, Roberts intertwined the legacy of his court with that of Obama’s presidency. (PHOTOS: Supreme Court upholds health law) Obama quickly declared victory, praising the ruling in a statement from the White House. “Whatever the politics, today’s decision was a victory ...
Let's see if I understand what is happening. The Supreme Court said Arizona Law enforcement can check for illegal status when a traffic stop has occurred. However, the Supreme Court ruled also that the state of Arizona cannot prosecute, that is left up to the Feds and the Justice Department. So Obama ruled that the feds would not prosecute when an illegal status has been uncoverd and reported to the Justice Department. All of this after we have been informed that the Justice Dept. ran guns to Mexican nationals (drug cartels). Wow!
It's amazing how many news agencies mis reported the Supreme Court ruling on AZ's immigration law. The law was gutted, leaving only a needle's eye through which AZ law enforcement could possibly determine Probable Cause suspicion a person already detained or arrested is in the country illegally. There is no way to make ths determination, short of a confession or some other obvious evidence without violation of te suspect's Civil Rights. Jan Brewer was too stupid to know what the ruling meant. As she proclaimed the "heart" of the law remained intact, even Fox News' own Judge Napolitano was saying the law was "gutted" and it was a "sound victory" for Obama and the Justice Department. Bravo!
Attorney General Eric Holder, noting that the Supreme Court ruling today did not give “a license to engage in racial profiling,” warned Arizona law enforcement officials that the Justice Department will “closely monitor” their efforts to check the immigration status of state residents.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to let convicted terrorism conspirator Jose Padilla sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other officials over torture he said he suffered while in military custody.
Attorney General Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday that the Justice Department will “vigorously use...
If we got Ron Paul for President, could we get Judge Andrew Napolitano on Supreme Court or Sheriff Joe Arpaio heading Justice Department?
Today, over a year later, the US Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments on the US Justice Department challenge to AZ SB1070, with the state of Arizona in defense. Yet, both sides of the debate frame their arguments in terms of the legitimacy of the legislation as national immigration policy, arguing over where and how both the ultimate and local authority for enforcement must be implemented. This is the wrong frame. AZ SB 1070 is not an issue of either US or Arizona's "immigration" policies. The framing of the issue as an "immigration" issue is a collusion by both sides arguing in the US Supreme Court today to disguise the projected policies of continuing colonization in the territories under the rubric of "the rule of law", while the crime of colonialism against the Nations and Pueblos of Indigenous Peoples goes unchallenged, and undefined.
Arizona’s illegal-immigration law heads to Supreme Court. Will justices strike it down? By Liz Goodwin Gov. Jan Brewer shortly before SB1070 was enjoined in 2010. (Ross D. Franklin/AP) Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed the country's toughest illegal-immigration bill into law two years ago, setting off a long legal battle with the Obama Administration and inspiring half a dozen states to emulate Arizona and pass similar laws. On Wednesday, the Federal Government and Arizona will face off at the Supreme Court, where Justice Department lawyers will try to convince the court that the law is an unconstitutional invasion into the Federal Government's turf. A federal judge blocked four major aspects of the law before they ever went into effect, including the provision that local police officers check the immigration status of people during stops if they have reason to suspect they lack legal status. Provisions making it a state crime for illegal immigrants to seek work, or for any immigrant to fail to carry immig ...
Clarence Thomas .. the man on the Supreme Court who doesn't speak. He has a conflict of interest in every decision he makes. Time for someone to bring him to court. Wish the Justice Department would take him to court ... may be time for private citizens to sue him.
On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams accused a federal judge of bringing politics into the judicial process simply by ordering the Justice Department to explain controversial comments President Obama made against the Supreme Court: "Politics are ideally supposed to stay out of ...
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