Obama-Lynch Justice Department

Our enemy, the state

Featured image This past April the Claremont Institute and the Federalist Society co-sponsored a panel discussion of the weaponization of the bureaucracy against the Democrats’ political opponents. They called the program “Our Partisan Bureaucracy? The IRS, the DOJ, and the Future of Political Activism” (video below and at the link). The Claremont Institute has posted the video with this description: When the first Civil Service Reform Act passed in 1883, “good government” »

Obama’s endorsement of Clinton and the DOJ’s investigation of her email practices

Featured image President Obama has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton. No surprise there. The endorsement means that Clinton is now being investigated by a Justice Department whose head (Attorney General Loretta Lynch) serves at the pleasure of a president who backs Clinton’s presidential bid, and who was hand-picked by that president with the understanding that she’s a loyalist. This reality would, and I think should, raise questions as to the impartiality of a »

Judge Hanen blasts Obama’s Department of Lying for Injustice [with comments by Paul and John]

Featured image At NR, David French observes: In one of the most stinging court opinions I’ve ever read, federal district judge Andrew Hanen blasted Department of Justice officials for misleading the court during the course of executive amnesty litigation. What did the DOJ do?” French quotes the court’s words: In summary, this Court and opposing counsel were misled both in writing and in open court on multiple occasions as to when the »

The Obama Justice Department’s Insane Attack on North Carolina

Featured image Of all Barack Obama’s unforgivable sins, his corruption and politicization of the Department of Justice ranks near the top. Under Eric Holder and now Loretta Lynch, DOJ has become a lunatic enforcer of far-left fantasies. The latest instance is DOJ’s letter to the Governor of North Carolina, claiming that North Carolina’s law requiring that bathrooms, locker rooms and so on be used by those of the proper sex–male or female, »

Across the Danziger Bridge

Featured image A reader writes: You might want to check out and comment on a ruling and statements by U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt for the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans. It concerns a case involving an incident in New Orleans during the hurricane Katrina flooding and is referred to down here as the Danziger Bridge case. It involved some serious misconduct and coverup by the N.O. police. What is »

Sen. Shelby: Obama has commuted sentences for 33 firearms convicts

Featured image Barbara Hollingsworth of CNS News reports that Senator Richard Shelby has sent a letter to Loretta Lynch criticizing the Obama administration for commuting the sentences of 33 criminals convicted of firearm-related offenses. “By my count, the President has commuted the sentences of over 200 of these ‘non-violent’ federal inmates, of which 33 were convicted of firearm-related offenses,” Shelby wrote. He also pointed to the hypocrisy of commuting the sentences of »

Federal overreach and the war on standards

Featured image The Justice Department has instructed local courts throughout America about how to treat people who violate local ordinances. DOJ has already sued Ferguson, Missouri for allegedly violating citizens rights by virtue of its treatment of people who run afoul of local rules and refuse to pay the resulting fines. Now, Vanita Gupta, head of DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, has sent a warning letter that, in her words, “articulate[s] a set »

The Obama Administration’s Idea of a Crime…

Featured image …is not, apparently, violating federal laws and regulations and State Department procedures in a manner that exposes thousands of classified documents to our enemies. No, that isn’t the sort of conduct that is likely to draw an indictment from Loretta Lynch’s Department of Justice. Obama’s DOJ is more interested in trying to jail scientists who point out the rather obvious flaws in the government’s desperate effort to convince Americans that »

A bad day for the DOJ in court; a good one for electoral integrity

Featured image Last evening, District of Columbia federal district court Judge Richard Leon issued an order denying the request by the various left-wing organizations to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) barring the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) from instructing residents of Alabama, Georgia, and Kansas that they must comply with state laws requiring proof-of-citizenship when they register to vote. Judge Leon issued this ruling even though the Justice Department, representing the »

Judge unimpressed by Obama DOJ’s dive on non-citizen voting

Featured image Earlier today, I wrote about the scheduled hearing in a case brought by several left-wing organizations to block three states from taking measures to make sure non-citizens can’t vote in the upcoming elections. The states received permission from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to proceed. The leftist outfits seek to enjoin the EAC’s order. The Justice Department is, in effect, the lawyer for the EAC. However, it has chosen »

The Obama administration takes a dive to make sure non-citizens can vote

Featured image Several left-wing organizations are fighting against efforts by states to make sure non-citizens can’t vote in the upcoming presidential elections. The leftists came up short when the federal election agency charged with resolving such matters ruled against them. But the leftist groups challenged this ruling in federal court, and the Obama-Loretta Lynch Justice Department has decided to take a dive. It is not opposing the lawsuit to enjoin the election »

Will Hillary be indicted?

Featured image Andy McCarthy joins former Attorney General Michael Mukasey in sensing that there’s a good chance Hillary Clinton will be indicted. He writes: Jim [Comey, the director of the FBI] is tough, he is smart, and if there is a case to be made here, he will make it. And if he makes it, it will be bulletproof. Of course, making the case would not mean the FBI could force attorney »

As Clinton email scandal moves to new level, former AG Mukasey predicts a criminal charge

Featured image Katherine Herridge and Pamela Browne of Fox News are reporting that at least one of the emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server contained extremely sensitive information identified by an intelligence agency as “HCS-O.” This code is used for reporting on human intelligence sources in ongoing operations, according two of the Fox reporters’ sources. Here is what a December 2013 policy document released by the Office of the Director of National »

What’s up with the Senate Judiciary committee?

Featured image It’s not always easy these days to tell which party controls the Senate Judiciary Committee. That’s never a problem when the Democrats have a majority in the Senate. In this circumstance, Senator Patrick Leahy leaves no room for doubt, holding hearings to push liberal causes and, if there’s Republican administration, to harass it to the maximum extent possible. With Republicans in the majority and Charles Grassley chairing the committee, it’s »

Obama-Lynch DOJ to crack down on school “bullying” and political speech

Featured image Attorney General Loretta Lynch has urged the parents of Muslim parents to contact the Justice Department and the Department of Education if their children are bullied at school. She did so in a speech before a Muslim advocacy group. In the same appearance, Lynch threatened to crack down on “anti-Muslim rhetoric.” To be more precise, she threatened to broaden an existing crackdown. Lynch stated: Where we do see anti-Muslim rhetoric »