Get PJ Media on your Apple

Hans A. von Spakovsky

Hans A. von Spakovsky is a Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation and a former counsel to the assistant attorney general for civil rights at the Justice Department. He is the coauthor of the book “Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk”.
Follow Hans A.:

Four Lessons from the 2014 Election

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

The election where the left's race baiting and "war on women" rhetoric finally failed.

Read bullet |

DOJ Investigation of Ferguson Police: Fair and Impartial?

Monday, September 8th, 2014 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

The DOJ division investigating Ferguson was exposed years ago at PJ Media, when all its new hires had leftist backgrounds.

Read bullet |

The Lessons of History: Kristallnacht in Egypt

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

To embrace the Muslim Brotherhood is to endorse a direct descendant of the Nazi Party.

Read bullet |

FACE Act Abuse: Justice Dept. Suit Against Pro-Life Advocate Thrown Out

Monday, August 19th, 2013 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

Judge: “Speculation piled on top of speculation ... lacks any proof." (Also read J. Christian Adams' coverage of the case.)

Read bullet |

Harry Reid, Obama Sell Myth of GOP Obstructing Judicial Nominations

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

Dems were significantly slower with — and blocked more of — Bush's nominees.

Read bullet |

Stop the Farm Bill: FDR’s Socialist Structure Still Violating Farmers

Saturday, June 15th, 2013 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

The government still arbitrarily confiscates crops, and the massive bill does not address this.

Read bullet |

The Real Damage from Racial Preferences in College Admissions

Monday, June 10th, 2013 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

While race-based college admissions policies are justified as a way to help minorities, they seem to have the opposite effect.

Read bullet |

Making a Request for a Date Could Be a Federal Crime

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

Under a new rule proposed for colleges, the most trivial conduct could be considered sexual harassment.

Read bullet |

Justice Department Failure: Suit Filed Over DOJ Refusal to Clean Up Voter Rolls

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

Two Mississippi counties have more eligible voters than residents.

Read bullet |

Mother Jones’ Source May Be in a Mother Lode of Trouble

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

Whoever secretly placed a recording device at a meeting of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell with campaign strategists could be in serious legal trouble.

Read bullet |

The Justice Department’s Hurricane-Strength Misconduct

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

A federal judge orders an investigation of DOJ's "skullduggery" and "perfidy" during a Katrina shooting case.

Read bullet |

The Ninth Circuit Frosts the Lawyers in a Juvenile Cereal Lawsuit

Saturday, July 21st, 2012 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

A class action lawsuit against Kellogg Company illustrates what's wrong with our tort system.

Read bullet |

The Supremes Get It Fundamentally Wrong

Thursday, June 28th, 2012 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

The Court has issued a ruling with terrible implications for the future.

Read bullet |

Senator McConnell on the Perils of Campaign Finance ‘Reform’

Thursday, June 21st, 2012 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

"For all its vaunted tolerance, the political Left has consistently demonstrated a militant intolerance for dissent.”

Read bullet |

‘Until We Meet Again’: An Immigrant Heroine Passes On

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

My mother dodged Nazis and Communists to give us a happy home in Alabama.

Read bullet |

The ObamaCare Argument – The Third and Final Day

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

The surest sign your lawyer hasn't done a good job is when you issue a statement defending his performance.

Read bullet |

The ObamaCare Arguments – The Second Day

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

Based on the questions posed by the justices today, the possibility that the mandate may be struck down went up sharply.

Read bullet |

The ObamaCare Arguments – The First Day

Monday, March 26th, 2012 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

The justices heard arguments on the applicability of the Anti-Injunction Act to the case.

Read bullet |

ObamaCare at the Court: A Guide to the Proceedings

Monday, March 26th, 2012 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

What to expect at the most significant hearing since Brown v. Board of Education.

Read bullet |

The Justice Department Condones Perjury … Again

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

Why should we be surprised? Look at how Eric Holder and the DOJ have mishandled the investigation into Operation Fast & Furious and repeatedly misled Congress. Related: More on Perjury Confessions Inside DOJ

Read bullet |

A Veterans Day Celebration with the Doolittle Raiders

Friday, November 11th, 2011 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

I recently attended a wonderful celebration with several generations of our military heroes.

Read bullet |

The Occupy Wall Streeters — Destroying the First Amendment

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

Showing a woeful ignorance and virtual contempt for basic rights protected by the Bill of Rights.

Read bullet |

Every Single One: The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder’s Appellate Section

Monday, September 19th, 2011 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

All seven new hires to the Justice Department's Appellate Section have far-left resumes — which were only released following a PJMedia lawsuit. (This is the eleventh of a series of articles about the Justice Department's hiring practices since President Obama took office. Read parts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten.)

Read bullet |

Every Single One: The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder’s Employment Section

Monday, August 22nd, 2011 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

All 15 new hires to the Justice Department's Education Section have far-left resumes — which were only released following a PJMedia lawsuit. (This is the sixth in a series of articles about the Justice Department's hiring practices since President Obama took office. Read parts one, two, three, four, and five.)

Read bullet |

Every Single One: The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder’s Special Litigation Section

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

All 23 new hires to the Justice Department's Special Litigation office have far-left resumes — which were only released following a PJM lawsuit. (This is the fourth in a series of articles about the Justice Department's hiring practices since President Obama took office. Read parts one, two, and three.)

Read bullet |