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Holder’s Contempt For Our Country’s Constitution and System of Checks and Balances

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Holder now wants to require Texas to get permission from the Feds before enforcing its voting laws.
Could someone please sit down with the man and explain the Constitution to him as well as the feds role in the system of checks and balances? He is clearly overstepping the boundaries of federal authority and someone needs to put him in his place. I believe Governor Rick Perry is the man to to take care of that job.
In a move that drew the ire of Texas officials, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday the Justice Department will ask a San Antonio-based federal court to force Texas to get permission from the federal government before it can make any additional changes to its voting and election laws.

The challenge to Texas’ authority comes after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a portion of the Voting Rights Act. The high court’s 5-4 decision invalidated a rule that singled out certain states, like Texas and North Carolina, and forced them to get Justice Department approval before changing their election rules.

The Voting Rights Act was a major turning point in black Americans’ struggle for equal rights and political power. The court did not unravel the law itself, but questioned the validity of the allegedly outdated criteria used to select which states would be singled out.

Following the decision, Holder had publicly pledged to aggressively use his department’s power to block or halt any new state laws it views as discriminatory. He took his first step in that direction on Thursday.
Holder, during a speech to the Urban League in Philadelphia, said that based on evidence of racial discrimination presented last year in a redistricting case in Texas, “we believe that the state of Texas should be required to go through a preclearance process whenever it changes its voting laws and practices.”

Texas officials blasted the comments.
“Once again, the Obama Administration is demonstrating utter contempt for our country’s system of checks and balances, not to mention the U.S. Constitution. This end-run around the Supreme Court undermines the will of the people of Texas, and casts unfair aspersions on our state’s common-sense efforts to preserve the integrity of our elections process,” Gov. Rick Perry said in a statement.
Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn accused Holder of trying to go around the high court. “This decision has nothing to do with protecting voting rights and everything to do with advancing a partisan political agenda,” Cornyn said.

But Holder, in calling for the court action, said that in Texas, there is a history of “pervasive voting-related discrimination against racial minorities.”
It is the department’s first action to address the voting rights law following the Supreme Court’s decision on June 25, “but it will not be our last,” Holder said.
In the Texas case, the department is not directly intervening but is filing what’s known as a statement of interest in support of the private groups that have filed suit.

A three-judge panel in San Antonio has been looking at Texas voting maps since 2011, when the court threw out boundaries drawn by a then-GOP supermajority in the statehouse.
Under the direction of GOP Gov. Rick Perry last month, the Legislature ratified those interim maps as permanent over the objection of Democrats, who still believe the maps are biased and underrepresent minorities.

The requirement to obtain “pre-approval” from either the Justice Department or a federal court before making changes to voting laws is available when intentional voting discrimination is found.
Holder also said: “Despite the court’s decision, I believe we must regard this setback not as a defeat but as an historic opportunity for Congress to restore and even to strengthen modern voting protections.”
“Even as Congress considers updates to the Voting Rights Act in light of the court’s ruling, we plan, in the meantime, to fully utilize the law’s remaining sections to ensure that the voting rights of all American citizens are protected.”

The attorney general called the Voting Rights Act “the cornerstone of modern civil rights law” and said that “we cannot allow the slow unraveling of the progress that so many, throughout history, have sacrificed so much to achieve.”

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  • mathis1689

    Holder is just like his boss Barack. Both of them hate and despise any laws that keep them from doing what they like. Both of them will ignore any court rulings that go against them. Both of them are nothing more than power hungry liberal jerks. And last but certainly not least, both of them are beneath contempt.

  • mrsgunnut10

    Just who in the hell does this bloated bag of excrement think he is anyway. Why would he think he knows the Law more than our Supreme Court Justices?? This man must have the biggest ego ever shown in an Attourney General, even more than all of the others combined. Obama must have pumped him up good since he has the ability to think he never does anything wrong. Wonder how much longer it will be before Our United States House of Representatives burst’s his bubble. It will have to be the House of Rep’s, the Senate has shown it is a do nothing bunch of dimwits or nitwits , with the exception of Several new Senators in the last few years. It, the Senate, sure needs to show some Intestional Fortitude(GUTS) real quick, before the next Election. Holder needs to really study our United States Constitution, it’s Amendments and the Bill of Rights.

    • danstewart

      he knows, just doesn’t care, he is in 100% with his bosses plan to destroy the US.

  • Randy

    fire this lying murder how corrupt can it get in Washington before someone acts. if you not going to act in Washington how can you act in another case

  • Rob Pobe

    Holder and Obama took time off over the weekend to hunt polar bears in Florida, reliving the good old days

  • pysco

    Maybe Holder could get in touch with Obama about voting, considering Obama just poured Millions of tax dollars into Kenya to insure their were voter ID’s in place there, even though I think it was hypocritical of Obama…

  • 2War Abn Vet

    If not for Obama, Holder would claim the title, “Most Corrupt Politician in Washington”.

  • coastx

    Eric Holder is Mr. Money for Nothing, chicks for free… http://wp.me/P3LDhn-d

  • Michigan_REB

    Your right someone needs to put him and Obama in their place a cell in gitmo and weld the door shut once their inside.

  • doug43

    The Federal Court is a guest of a State…and if it should bring undue hardship on a State’s normal business it should be closed down and kicked out…it is the States that make the united States of America (or whatever country this new one is?)….not the other way around.

    The idea that Holder would use our tax dollars that are needed for far more important matters…reminds me of how Detroit, Michigan’s managers managed Detroit!!! Holder could run for Mayor of Detroit and win…its a black thing!

  • sickofit

    How interesting. In ILL-inois the Democrats remapped in their favor and not a word from comrad Holder!

  • 2War Abn Vet

    If not for Obama, Holder would claim the title, “Most Corrupt Politician in Washington”.

  • foxxybey

    Holder is no better then his boss obozo the illegal president from Kenya and both need to be tar and feathered and run out of the U.S. both have their heads up their butts and both think they are special when they are really dumber then rocks and smell like crud.