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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Fourth Amendment says Obama is not at liberty to collect metadata
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - J. Christian Adams
J. Christian Adams has rightly identified Obamacare as evil ("Defunding the evil that is Obamacare," Commentary, Sept. 2). President Reagan knew that the best way to undermine a democratic society was through its health care system. In 1961, he said, "One of the traditional methods of imposing socialism on a people has been by way of medicine."
While the Obama administration pushes to stop people from being purged from voter rolls, a conservative-leaning group is pressing localities to clean up their lists — including suing two Mississippi counties where more names appear on the rolls than there are eligible voters.
Jefferson Davis County in southwest Mississippi has the distinction of being named after Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis. That's good or bad, depending on whether you regard what occurred between 1861 and 1865 as the Civil War or as the War Between the States.
If you saw a man standing outside the grocery store swinging a baton and glowering at passers-by, would you go inside?
"The president shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States. " -- Article II, U.S. Constitution
An assistant attorney general President Obama is considering for labor secretary oversaw a Justice Department section hampered by racially-charged ideological divisions, an inspector general report says.
Reports of dead voters are greatly understated. While Democrats dismiss vote fraud as a collective Republican hallucination, a study released Tuesday by the Pew Center for the States confirms the GOP's concerns. The ghosts in America's voting machines may be the least of our worries.
The U.S. Justice Department is ever-vigilant against signs of "voter suppression" these days, most recently blocking - on the grounds that it would hurt blacks - a South Carolina law that would require voter identification. But the voting rights of some minorities, it appears, are more worth protecting than others.
Another chapter in the saga of race-con- scious law enforcement by the Obama administration is unfolding on the island of Guam. There, although all residents are subject to the Constitution and laws of the United States, local authorities are openly denying voting rights to U.S. citizens of white, black and Asian extraction, illegally refusing voter registration to any Guam resident unable to claim "native" or Chamorro racial classification.
As Christian Adams chronicles in his powerful book, "Injustice," President Obama and his attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., have mounted an alarming assault on the rule of law in this country. Across federal agencies, evenhanded law enforcement has given way to our president's explicitly stated goal of "punishing" enemies and "rewarding" friends.
The Constitution of the United States, whose adoption we celebrate every Sept. 17, clearly lists the powers of each branch of the national government. Let's take a look at what Barack Obama, like any president, is empowered to do and see if it squares with his actions. In Article II, Section 1, he is sworn to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Section 2 names the president as commander in chief of the armed forces, grants him the power to make treaties with the advice and consent of the Senate and to appoint ambassadors, federal judges, Cabinet officials and other federal officers. Section 3 says the president "shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed."
A key Senate Republican on Tuesday pressed the Justice Department to step up its enforcement of a 2009 law that requires states to provide absentee ballots to military service members and their families 45 days before elections.
Justice Department attorneys did not commit professional misconduct or exercise poor judgment in their handling of a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party by dismissing three defendants in the case, says the department's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).
Sometimes the word "scandal" gets thrown around too lightly. But when the Department of Justice (DOJ) blocks the public's right to information, blatantly politicizes its practices and appears to break the law, it qualifies as a legitimate scandal. That appears to be the case after revelations yesterday by whistle-blower J. Christian Adams. His report is of concern to press outlets of all ideological stripes (or none) because basic rights of the public and a free press are under assault.
Justice Department whistle-blower J. Christian Adams says Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. "tampered" with two ongoing investigations into voter-intimidation by members of the New Black Panther Party. Tampering or not, Mr. Holder clearly prejudiced the case by publicly misrepresenting it.
"This case should have been called United States v. Walthall County instead of ACRU v. Walthall County," said J. Christian Adams, a former Justice Department Voting Section lawyer who, along with former Voting Section chief Christopher Coates and former Justice lawyer Henry Ross, filed the lawsuits. "We're doing the job that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. won't do. In fact, he's too busy suing Texas for its new photo-ID law and abusing power in other ways to harass states that are trying to ensure election integrity."
Mr. Adams said Jefferson Davis County was targeted because of voter violations there, including at least one case where a ballot was cast by a dead person.