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Mobilizing Election Integrity, at Judicial Watch

September 26th, 2013 - 5:49 am

Now, Robert Popper joins the effort. From the Judicial Watch press release:

Judicial Watch announced today its newest team member, attorney Robert D. Popper. As Deputy Chief of the Voting Section of the Department of Justice (DOJ), he led complex litigations involving the Voting Rights Act, the National Voter Registration Act, and the Help America Vote Act, and he obtained favorable results in major lawsuits in Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and California. Mr. Popper will help lead Judicial Watch’s Election Integrity Project.

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton issued the following statement on Popper’s hiring:

“We are pleased and proud to welcome Robert Popper on board. Judicial Watch has made election integrity a centerpiece of its activities. As one of the nation’s top lawyers in the area of election law, Robert Popper shares its deep and sincere interest in making certain that every vote cast is legitimate. Bob will be helping lead our efforts to strengthen the integrity of our elections — which is under unprecedented assault by the Obama Justice Department and allied leftist groups.”

“I am thrilled to be joining an organization with a history of activism in behalf of open and honest government administration. I look forward to advancing the goals of Judicial Watch through its Election Integrity Project.”

Mr. Popper has garnered numerous professional awards, including the Justice Department’s prestigious Special Commendation Award for Outstanding Service.

Prior to joining the DOJ, Mr. Popper worked as a private attorney in New York City for 17 years. He served as trial counsel in federal and state trials, appeals, and arbitrations. His practice extended to a wide range of legal matters — including voting rights. Mr. Popper served as both trial and appellate counsel in a successful constitutional challenge alleging racial segregation in the design of New York’s congressional districts. As counsel for the plaintiffs, Mr. Popper obtained a favorable ruling from a three-judge federal panel in the Eastern District of New York, which was summarily affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Popper is a published author on the topic of voting rights law. He developed a legal standard relating to gerrymandering that is widely cited by experts and was adopted by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. He has spoken about voting rights to a conference of U.S. Attorneys at the National Advocacy Center, to a conference of state officials, and before countless local community representatives. He has testified before the Missouri Senate Redistricting Committee on gerrymandering. He has made radio and television appearances on behalf of the Heartland Institute.

Mr. Popper is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University Law School. He is admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

This hiring represents a bad day indeed for the institutional left and voter-fraud deniers.

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For the life of me I can't understand how any logical person could be against voter ID. It can be a driver's licence, or in the case of a non-driver, a State issued ID, provided for free. The left keeps screaming that it "intimidates minorities". As far as I'm concerned the only people intimidated by this would be those who are not entitled to vote in the first place. In other words, a good portion of the Democrat constituency.
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Testing.

How do we fund an institutional Right?
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Great news. Can't wait to see you all in action. Think the DOJ will settle???LOL
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When faced with actual malice, it is hard for good people to muster themselves to oppose it. Keep up the good work!
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Seeing these scrappy grass-roots organizations band together is a terrific piece of news! There is great strength in numbers and this has every chance of actually working.

Holder has unmistakably gone straight for America’s jugular. It’s past time he be given the old SING move (solar plexus, instep, nose, groin), good and hard.

“Never never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” WSC
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"Never, never...honour...."
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