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  • Commentary posted November 18, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky How Closely Do Loretta Lynch’s Views Line Up with Holder’s?

    In nominating Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, to replace Attorney General Eric Holder, President Obama bypassed a very controversial possible replacement Washington was talking about: Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez. But the president’s hopes for a smoother confirmation may be premature. Perez has indeed been criticized by…

  • Commentary posted September 29, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky Obama's Enforcer Resigns: Attorney General Holder One of Worst Officials Ever to Lead Justice Department

    Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement Thursday that he is resigning, effective when his successor is confirmed, is welcome news.   As John Fund and I outline in our recent book, “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department,” every time President Obama has broken, bent, ignored or changed the law, the person at his side advising him how to do it has been…

  • Commentary posted September 18, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky The Injustice of Eric Holder

    Even we were shocked when we researched our new book, “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department,” at the extent to which Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. has politicized the Justice Department and put the interests of left-wing ideology and his political party ahead of the fair and impartial administration of justice. However, there is no doubt that the American…

  • Commentary posted August 20, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky Holder Loses in the Carolinas—Again

    Attorney General Eric Holder suffered a huge loss on Friday in his war on election integrity. A federal judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against North Carolina’s omnibus election reform law that includes voter ID, as well as measures such as the elimination of same-day registration. In three cases filed by the Justice Department, the NAACP, the League of…

  • Commentary posted July 17, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky Eric Holder's Animus Towards His Critics

    Were you aware that  your opposition to Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama is due at least in part because of your “racial animus,” and not because you disagree with their policies and abuse of their constitutional authority? That, anyway, is Holder’s latest claim, which shows how disconnected the attorney general is from reality. It is also more evidence…

  • Commentary posted July 8, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky Eric Holder’s long losing record before the Supreme Court

    If Eric Holder were a baseball player, he’d have been benched long ago — if not kicked off the team. His batting average before the Supreme Court is abysmal, losing again and again in his efforts to undermine the Constitution. This term featured four big strike downs. First was Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, in which the Supremes tossed out ObamaCare’s contraceptive abortion…

  • Commentary posted June 11, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky Obama's Enforcer

    Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department gave bad advice to President Obama and the Pentagon in the controversial Bergdahl prisoner trade that the president could ignore federal law requiring prior notification to Congress. This is just the latest example of how Holder helps the administration ignore the rule of law and crafts his “legal” opinions based on the…

  • Commentary posted October 3, 2013 by Hans A. von Spakovsky 'Grotesque' DOJ Misconduct

    In a shocking case of “grotesque” misconduct by federal prosecutors, a federal judge in Louisiana has ordered a new trial for five New Orleans police officers convicted for a shooting on the Danziger Bridge on September 4, 2005 — in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina — and for a subsequent cover-up. This is another black eye for the Holder Justice Department that the…

  • Commentary posted July 30, 2013 by Hans A. von Spakovsky More Voting-Rights Challenges from Holder

    The Washington Post reports that Eric Holder plans to file voting-rights challenges not only against Texas, which the DOJ did last week, but against a number of other states, too. These challenges are part of a crusade to, as Holder says, “use every tool” at the Obama administration’s disposal to continue federal oversight of the states in this area, despite the Supreme…

  • Commentary posted July 23, 2013 by Hans A. von Spakovsky Eric Holder's Zimmerman Fishing Trip

    It didn’t take long for Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department to submit to mounting political pressure following the full acquittal of George Zimmerman. Just one day after the verdict was read in the Trayvon Martin case, the Justice Department pledged: “Experienced federal prosecutors will determine whether the evidence reveals a prosecutable violation of any…

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  • Commentary posted September 29, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky Obama's Enforcer Resigns: Attorney General Holder One of Worst Officials Ever to Lead Justice Department

    Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement Thursday that he is resigning, effective when his successor is confirmed, is welcome news.   As John Fund and I outline in our recent book, “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department,” every time President Obama has broken, bent, ignored or changed the law, the person at his side advising him how to do it has been…

  • Commentary posted October 3, 2013 by Hans A. von Spakovsky 'Grotesque' DOJ Misconduct

    In a shocking case of “grotesque” misconduct by federal prosecutors, a federal judge in Louisiana has ordered a new trial for five New Orleans police officers convicted for a shooting on the Danziger Bridge on September 4, 2005 — in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina — and for a subsequent cover-up. This is another black eye for the Holder Justice Department that the…

  • Commentary posted November 18, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky How Closely Do Loretta Lynch’s Views Line Up with Holder’s?

    In nominating Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, to replace Attorney General Eric Holder, President Obama bypassed a very controversial possible replacement Washington was talking about: Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez. But the president’s hopes for a smoother confirmation may be premature. Perez has indeed been criticized by…

  • Commentary posted July 23, 2013 by Hans A. von Spakovsky Eric Holder's Zimmerman Fishing Trip

    It didn’t take long for Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department to submit to mounting political pressure following the full acquittal of George Zimmerman. Just one day after the verdict was read in the Trayvon Martin case, the Justice Department pledged: “Experienced federal prosecutors will determine whether the evidence reveals a prosecutable violation of any…

  • Commentary posted June 11, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky Obama's Enforcer

    Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department gave bad advice to President Obama and the Pentagon in the controversial Bergdahl prisoner trade that the president could ignore federal law requiring prior notification to Congress. This is just the latest example of how Holder helps the administration ignore the rule of law and crafts his “legal” opinions based on the…

  • Commentary posted July 30, 2013 by Hans A. von Spakovsky More Voting-Rights Challenges from Holder

    The Washington Post reports that Eric Holder plans to file voting-rights challenges not only against Texas, which the DOJ did last week, but against a number of other states, too. These challenges are part of a crusade to, as Holder says, “use every tool” at the Obama administration’s disposal to continue federal oversight of the states in this area, despite the Supreme…

  • Commentary posted September 18, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky The Injustice of Eric Holder

    Even we were shocked when we researched our new book, “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department,” at the extent to which Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. has politicized the Justice Department and put the interests of left-wing ideology and his political party ahead of the fair and impartial administration of justice. However, there is no doubt that the American…

  • WebMemo posted May 20, 2010 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. White House Must Stop Playing Politics with Immigration and Arizona Law

    In recent days the President and senior White House officials have—in the presence of foreign dignitaries—castigated a law passed in the state of Arizona. This new Arizona law directs that when law enforcement officers engage in a lawful stop, detention, or arrest, a reasonable attempt shall be made, when practicable, to ask about a person’s legal status if reasonable…

  • Commentary posted July 17, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky Eric Holder's Animus Towards His Critics

    Were you aware that  your opposition to Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama is due at least in part because of your “racial animus,” and not because you disagree with their policies and abuse of their constitutional authority? That, anyway, is Holder’s latest claim, which shows how disconnected the attorney general is from reality. It is also more evidence…

  • Commentary posted July 17, 2013 by Hans A. von Spakovsky Justice Department Should Not Intervene

    Whatever one may think about the guilt or innocence of George Zimmerman — and a jury found him innocent — we should all agree that the chief law enforcement agency of the federal government should not be involved in stage-managing public protests. Yet according to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request, the Community…

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  • WebMemo posted May 20, 2010 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. White House Must Stop Playing Politics with Immigration and Arizona Law

    In recent days the President and senior White House officials have—in the presence of foreign dignitaries—castigated a law passed in the state of Arizona. This new Arizona law directs that when law enforcement officers engage in a lawful stop, detention, or arrest, a reasonable attempt shall be made, when practicable, to ask about a person’s legal status if reasonable…

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