No cases of voter protection of blacks for years under Bush

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    Joseph D. Rich | Playing politics with Justice - Los Angeles Times


    It has notably shirked its legal responsibility to protect voting rights. From 2001 to 2006, no voting discrimination cases were brought on behalf of African American or Native American voters. U.S. attorneys were told instead to give priority to voter fraud cases, which, when coupled with the strong support for voter ID laws, indicated an intent to depress voter turnout in minority and poor communities.

    At least two of the recently fired U.S. attorneys, John McKay in Seattle and David C. Iglesias in New Mexico, were targeted largely because they refused to prosecute voting fraud cases that implicated Democrats or voters likely to vote for Democrats.
     
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    Still stuck on Bush and stupid I see. You are really trying to out stupid your threads, aren't you? YOU are doing a great job. Keep it up!
     
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    the past dosent just dissapear because it harms your party.

    History is noit a smart thing to ignore
     
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    Ive stated facts, you gave us a lefties opinion.

    You can not rewrite the history of the firing of the Seattle attorney, no matter how painful it is..............................
     
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    These are facts.
     
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    This pattern also extended to hiring. In March 2006, Bradley Schlozman was appointed interim U.S. attorney in Kansas City, Mo. Two weeks earlier, the administration was granted the authority to make such indefinite appointments without Senate confirmation. That was too bad: A Senate hearing might have uncovered Schlozman's central role in politicizing the civil rights division during his three-year tenure.

    Schlozman, for instance, was part of the team of political appointees that approved then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's plan to redraw congressional districts in Texas, which in 2004 increased the number of Republicans elected to the House. Similarly, Schlozman was acting assistant attorney general in charge of the division when the Justice Department OKd a Georgia law requiring voters to show photo IDs at the polls. These decisions went against the recommendations of career staff, who asserted that such rulings discriminated against minority voters. The warnings were prescient: Both proposals were struck down by federal courts.
     
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    The seattle attorney was fired for refusing to investigate voter fraud in a blue state that favored democrats.


    You can lie and whine, but thats all you ever have........................
     
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    Probably because we protect all Americans, not just blacks.
     
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