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Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz has published a memorandum to Attorney General Eric Holder and Deputy Attorney General James Cole about “challenges” facing the Justice Department. Among the list of challenges: misconduct and malfeasance by DOJ employees and units which PJ Media has been reporting about for years.

That these instances of misconduct were included in Horowitz’s report infers that Holder’s Department has either taken inadequate action to address the behavior, or has taken no action at all. Based on what sources inside DOJ are saying, I suspect the latter.

The report provides material which senators on the Judiciary Committee — such as Jeff Sessions (R-AL), John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) — may use to probe Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights nominee Debo Adegbile in his confirmation hearing. Below, three of the issues raised in the report:

1. Partisan Enforcement of Voting Laws

The IG report states:

The non-ideological, non-partisan enforcement of law is fundamental to the public’s trust in the Department. Yet in a recent report assessing how the enforcement priorities of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division have changed over time and whether the voting rights laws have been enforced in a non-discriminatory fashion, the OIG identified issues in the handling of a small number of cases that the OIG believed risked undermining public confidence in the non-ideological enforcement of the voting rights laws.

PJ Media reported years ago that the Obama administration brings lawsuits attacking voter ID but brazenly refuses to enforce other voting laws, such as Section 8 of the National Voting Registration Act — which requires states to maintain clean voting rolls. This policy was announced in my presence when I was at the DOJ by then-Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes. (She now works for George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, doling out his billions to leftist groups to further undermine election integrity.)

Texas, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina have felt the full weight of DOJ attacks on election integrity measures in those states. In the years that we have been reporting on this cherry-picking policy, not a single case has been brought by DOJ to clean up voting rolls. Indeed, sources report that DOJ Voting Section Chief Chris Herren rushed out letters to states asking questions about corrupted rolls after our reports were published. But this was window dressing, disguising the real policy of inaction. Not one single case has been brought by DOJ since Obama’s inauguration in 2009.

In the 2012 election, over four million ineligible voters were on state rolls.

Leftists defending this corrupt inaction called it “prosecutorial discretion.”  The inspector general — appointed by President Obama — apparently disagrees with their dismissal of the matter. Will Debo Adegbile finally bring a Section 8 case to clean up rolls?

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As long as Holder is the U.S. Attorney General there will be no real justice in this country. With liberals, their ideology supersedes real law. The criminal activities of this administration, as it stands today, are above the law. Our Legislative and Judicial Branches seem to be in dire fear of this Executive Branch. This is what happens when you allow total disregard for the law of the land, our Constitution.
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I am stunned by both the blatant law breaking by the Obama administration and the apathy of the Public to it. That Nixon and many in his administration should be vilified and forced to resign for lying, yet Obama and his administration routinely lie about everything, to Congress, To the Courts, to the Public, yet the Public doesn't care and the press thinks he's a "Messiah" hows what hypocrites progressives are. It's way past time to have a march on Washington by those who still love freedom and liberty to demand the immediate resignation of Obama and his Cabinet, if not their impeachment and removal from office for high crimes.
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Accountability in a lawless administration must come from an informed citizenry and an empowered representative legislature.

Both elements are missing. The legislature has been neutered and the citizenry has been propaganda filled by a conspiratorial media.

Tyranny cannot survive a free press and freedom cannot survive a conspiratorial one.
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This DOJ corruption has been going on for almost 20 years, when in 1993 Clinton replaced all of the US attorneys with his henchmen/women. This is a very good article by Paul Andrew Mitchell, "How the Rule of Law was Subverted" from 1997, Washington Weekly, http://www.supremelaw.org/sls/email/box017/msg01746.htm. Clinton's replacement of all the US Attorneys in the USA was the beginning and key turning point in US history that has led to the sustained attack on the US Constitution and the "Rule of Law" that we are witnessing today at Holder's DOJ. I think you will recognize all the "usual suspects" in Mitchell's very informative article. Since 1995 I've had dealings with numerous USDOJ attorneys in Maryland, Florida, and D.C. and in 1998 I caught 7 DOJ lawyers lying in a federal court in the Southern District of Florida trying to white wash criminal activity as a "business dispute". I also know that certain top level DOJ lawyers in Maryland were refusing to prosecute certain criminals (because self-serving personal and/or political agendas) when the FBI substantial investigations supported criminal prosecution, the FBI agent claimed they couldn't get anybody to prosecute.
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I had hopes for this DOJ early on when they dropped the Ted Stevens lynching. Everything since then has been a letdown.
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No matter how many seats we take in 2014 nothing will be done. Obama will still be there to cover for them and anything the new Congress tries to do will be vilified in the press. The same holds true for 2016 if we manage to take the White House.

Suddenly, all eyes will be on us and you will be hearing nothing but those mean old Tea Party fanatics are trying to destroy our "American" way of life and justice system. Plus, we will still be faced with both the existing corruption and the RINOs in our own party that will be trying to drag us down. We will also be faced with an uphill battle to get rid of all the entrenched libs in positions of power that cannot be fired without ironclad proof of their incompetence or plain old interference with any reforms you try to make. Even with the proof you will have to battle the Unions protecting them.

This fight is going to take decades to undo what has been done to our government. Not only cleaning up the Voter rolls and stopping voter fraud but also cleaning up the way the underground, quasi-legal way the money flows through Congress to line their pockets. God help us all!
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Hmmm. Why do I see a very short future for the IG Horowitz of the DOJ?

I'm sure we will soon be made aware of some reason he needs to resign, or be fired.

He would be well advised to make sure his life insurance is paid up.


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Eric "The Coward" Holder; Minister of Injustice.
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There is no real accountability for wholesale lawbreaking absent a vigilant press. The misconduct is so frequent and so pervasive that legal actions to curb it would overwhelmed, and the usual checks and balances have been neutered by incumbents who share the radical ideology of the Executive.

There will be no remedy unless through the ballot box in 2014 and beyond.
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Thank you for sticking to this story. Justice may be slow, but it will happen.
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Oh, that just cracks me up....like Eric the Red WOULD do anything about misconduct in his office. HAHAHAHAHA!! He's just like Dear Leader - let Congress have a "veto proof" bill applying sanctions on Iran....ever heard of EXECUTIVE ORDER? This lawless regime will do WHATEVER the hell it wants, when it wants, and the hell with Congress, the Constitution, and everybody else. "IG presses Holder on misconduct...." my aching a$$....that's hilarious.

Remember BENGHAZI!
1 year ago
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As long as Holder is the U.S. Attorney General there will be no real justice in this country. With liberals, their ideology supersedes real law. The criminal activities of this administration, as it stands today, are above the law. Our Legislative and Judicial Branches seem to be in dire fear of this Executive Branch. This is what happens when you allow total disregard for the law of the land, our Constitution.
1 year ago
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I am stunned by both the blatant law breaking by the Obama administration and the apathy of the Public to it. That Nixon and many in his administration should be vilified and forced to resign for lying, yet Obama and his administration routinely lie about everything, to Congress, To the Courts, to the Public, yet the Public doesn't care and the press thinks he's a "Messiah" hows what hypocrites progressives are. It's way past time to have a march on Washington by those who still love freedom and liberty to demand the immediate resignation of Obama and his Cabinet, if not their impeachment and removal from office for high crimes.
1 year ago
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"I am stunned by both the blatant law breaking by the Obama administration and the apathy of the Public to it."

Why are you stunned?


Really, WHY are you stunned? Why are you so uninformed?

What is there that has made you so unaware of where this nation is? The data is all there for anyone who wants it. It has been for many years.

As for the public.... Bread and circuses are back in vogue. Truth is despised, lawbreaking is glorified, and don't bother me while my favorite soap opera is on.

WHY are you stunned?


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Mark, why are you being so rude to someone who is obviously in the discovery stage, and is here at PJM reading and comprehending? It is physically impossible for the entire nation to wake up at precisely the same moment, so why don't you save your contempt for the people who are actually perpetrating the tyranny?
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The willingly ignorant are a large part of the problem. Most of America has chosen to remain asleep while we careen down the path to despotism. Bread and circuses has been enough for them, and we are all reaping the harvest of their willing participation.

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The problem is you have a prostrate media who would rather cheerlead than cover. You can guarantee if it were a Republican AG this would be front page news every day.
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Even if the public DID care, and I believe that many do but certainly not enough, good luck getting this administration and this AG to give a rip about their opinion...
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Most likely the public does care, but the government ignores them outright. I know because Obama completely ignored our red envelope project, despite sending well over a million red envelopes back in 2009, which should have ensured he got the message that abortion needs to be stopped. For those not in the know, the red envelope project is where we send red envelopes to the White House, with each Red Envelope representing an unborn child that had its life terminated due to abortion.
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What a colossal waste of resources that could have been put to good use!

The fight against abortion will not be won by meaningless theatrics.

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Kind of like the colossal waste of resources when the citizens of Britain signed a petition to end the slave trade, and then presented it to Parliament. Oh.., wait...
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We also did pro-life marches, and the marches to Washington D.C. regarding Pro-Life issues had masses of people filling the streets. You wouldn't know that if you watched the major networks, as they for some reason never focused on it, although the footage does exist.
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What's even worse is that with Nixon, probably the only real thing that they've got on him was the tapes, and some people have speculated the tapes might not have even been enough for him to resign. Actually, a lot of the "evidence" against Nixon were actually falsified and manufactured, by none other than Hillary Rodham, better known as Hillary Rodham Clinton. There's even a source for this: http://www.wnd.com/2008/04/60962/ And this is just one of many.
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Please don't quote WND. That's like quoting the National Inquirer.

Yes, they are on the right side of the war. Yes, they've had the courage to sound the alarm on many issues when others would not.

No, they are not a credible news service. Courage is not enough. They need to have some discernment. They don't.

They have a few decent columnists, but overall, they are an embarrassment to conservatism.


If you want to know if Nixon was guilty, just ask Chuck Colson.

Saying that the evidence against Nixon was manufactured is like saying that Britain won the war of 1812.

It's that silly.

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I also have Arkancide as a source, which details the Clinton's misdeeds. They even have a link to an article on FreeRepublic that deals with Hillary Rodham's false testimony against Nixon, and I've got the link right here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/814539/posts

And at least they're better news sources than the MainStream Media, who is currently more likely to bury actual news than turn against the Liberals.

And by the way, both articles cited Zeifman, who was Rodham's boss at the time of the Nixon hearings, and confirmed as much.
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Nixon's "crimes" have been embellished to the point of non-recognition. I know; I don't have to depend on the press; I lived through it.

Nixon's real crime was that he was staunchly anti-communist, though not particularly conservative.
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I agree! When the employees of the DOJ only enforce the laws they like and not all the laws then they have violated the law and should be subject to prosecution. The responsibility lies with the American people to demand justice and put these people where they belong which is behind bars. If the Republicans keep their majority in the House and take the Senate then we need to demand the impeachment of Holder and Obama.
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