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December 20, 2013 - 7:47 pm

Her name is Pam Karlan.  She has described herself as a “snarky, bisexual, Jewish woman.”  She is a radical progressive.  She is currently a law professor at Stanford, and a dishonest one at that.  She will be joining Eric Holder’s Justice Department to oversee the enforcement of federal election laws during the 2014 midterm elections.

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PJ Media readers already know Pam Karlan as the professor who published dishonest scholarship about the Bush Justice Department’s voting rights enforcement.  From PJ Media’s “The Dangerous Dishonesty of Possible Supreme Court Nominee Pam Karlan“:

Karlan’s dishonesty goes beyond womyn’s issues, and extends to the election system. She falsely attacked the Bush administration’s Justice Department for not protecting racial minorities. This is a favorite and well-worn tactic; it’s what old segregationists like Coley Blease and Woodrow Wilson used to do — stoke racial division by lying about opponents.  Unfortunately, Karlan’s lies were published with an air of respectability in the Duke Journal of Law and Public Policy (4 Duke J. Const. L. & Pub. Pol’y 17, 2009). She writes:

“For five of the eight years of the Bush Administration, [they] brought no Voting Rights Act cases of its own except for one case protecting white voters.”

This is demonstrably false; any visit to the DOJ website demonstrates this. Karlan says the Voting Section brought no cases to protect minorities under the Voting Rights Act in five of eight years — let’s look at the record.

My article then traces out in detail the lies that Karlan published in a Duke Law scholarly publication.

I contacted the editors of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law in September 2013 to see if Karlan ever submitted a correction for her false scholarship.  She hadn’t.

The faculty advisor apologized and told me: “We are always concerned when an article published in our journal contains misstatements. . . the Constitutional Law and Public Policy Journal – not to mention Duke itself – does not endorse a disputed factual claim like Professor Karlan’s in the way that the [Washington] Times would endorse the claims in an investigative piece published in its newspaper.”

Ed Whelan over at National Review also has this piece on Karlan’s dishonesty in another venue.

Apparently Karlan’s record of dishonesty wasn’t enough to deter Eric Holder.  After all, dishonesty is all the rage in his Justice Department.  Just this month, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz sent Holder a memo, covered here at PJ Media, cautioning Holder about the perception that various DOJ officials have a troubled relationship with the truth.  Some have committed perjury and are still employed at DOJ.

Horowitz also warned Holder about the perception that the Justice Department is enforcing election laws in a way that is perceived as partisan.

With Karlan, Holder gets a two-fer: dishonesty and partisanship.

That seems to be what leftist legal analysts like Jeffrey Toobin like so much about Karlan moving to DOJ.  Toobin doesn’t mention her history of false scholarship.  Her hackish friends in academia never mention it either, ever.

Instead, to Toobin, this radical fibber is a “sharp progressive.”  None of Karlan’s defenders dare mention her false scholarship.  Dishonesty by “sharp progressives” is always forgiven by not-as-sharp progressives.  Holder naming this dishonest radical to oversee federal election law enforcement demonstrates, once again, that the truth is optional at his Justice Department.

J. Christian Adams is an election lawyer who served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. His New York Times bestselling book is Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department (Regnery).  His website is www.electionlawcenter.com. Follow him on Twitter @electionlawctr.

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holder and his crew of misfit far left, dingbat affirmative action, free stuff, whack job feminists to make sure elections are good and fair? that's a laugh riot. obama's go-to guy for cover-ups, gun running and who knows what, now oversees election fraud? excellent choice. what's next, charlie manson for surgeon general? maybe we can get north korea's emperor kim to oversee human rights in the u.n. perhaps the iranians could be appointed the new champions of women's rights.

you got to admit, when stupid strikes in this country, it really hits deep and hard. wake me up when the halfwit kenyan officially appoints itself the new black santa. lmao

if you are not from the u.s., don't be laughing too loud. seems I remember just about the whole bloody world singing about how great it will be having the first black u.s. president, and how it didn't matter where he was born. yeah, brain dead isn't localized, for sure.

what a class act this has turned out to be. too bad s.n.l. doesn't do real humor anymore. holder insuring fair voting sounds like some prime comedy skit for sure. that's funny stuff, I don't care who you are.


43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
Please! Can we stop identifying these secular radical eunuchs
As being 'Jewish'? They are not! They are
'Leftish'. They are no more Jewish than the Pope.
Their god is not the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob. They bow before the Golden Calf of
Secular-'humanism'. As a Jew of Faith I am deeply
Offended that these 'Leftish' idolaters should be considered
Part of the Jewish Tribe. They are not.
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
With Leftists it's lies all the way down to the foundations. They could never tell the truth about their agenda or their actions. They'd have no followers and half would be imprisoned. Sadly, more than half the voters are naive enough to fall for this stuff, or don't care as long as they're getting something "free".
43 weeks ago
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My best friend's aunt makes $88/hr on the computer. She has been without a job for six months but last month her paycheck was $16313 just working on the computer for a few hours. i was reading this >>>>>>
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42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
If any one should deserve impeachment and major jail time it's Eric Holder.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
You mean it's a woman? Why are so many leftist women ugly, is it revenge, bitterness? Ah, sexual frustration.
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
Yoelarry,
The author of this article did not call her a Jew. She is the one that proclaims to be Jewish and you are calling her a liar. I tend to agree with you on that point.

43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
Welp, what are we gonna do? Sit back and watch while busloads of Somalians are carted to the polls and college kids vote in two states? I like that march on Washington on September 12, 2014.
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
Care to give me some details on this march? If its against how Obama and his administration is circumventing the Constitution, that definitely would pique my interest and have me consider joining (and as an added bonus, by that time, I most likely will not have school anymore, or at least for a good while, so I won't worry about playing hookie from that institution).
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
holder and his crew of misfit far left, dingbat affirmative action, free stuff, whack job feminists to make sure elections are good and fair? that's a laugh riot. obama's go-to guy for cover-ups, gun running and who knows what, now oversees election fraud? excellent choice. what's next, charlie manson for surgeon general? maybe we can get north korea's emperor kim to oversee human rights in the u.n. perhaps the iranians could be appointed the new champions of women's rights.

you got to admit, when stupid strikes in this country, it really hits deep and hard. wake me up when the halfwit kenyan officially appoints itself the new black santa. lmao

if you are not from the u.s., don't be laughing too loud. seems I remember just about the whole bloody world singing about how great it will be having the first black u.s. president, and how it didn't matter where he was born. yeah, brain dead isn't localized, for sure.

what a class act this has turned out to be. too bad s.n.l. doesn't do real humor anymore. holder insuring fair voting sounds like some prime comedy skit for sure. that's funny stuff, I don't care who you are.


43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
The Truth is what a Leftist wants it to be at any given time. Like the Constitution, Truth is a living, breathing thing subject to change and dispute at a moment's notice. It can change with the times and with necessity. It is malleable, bendable, stretchable, and is only a guide.
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
Please! Can we stop identifying these secular radical eunuchs
As being 'Jewish'? They are not! They are
'Leftish'. They are no more Jewish than the Pope.
Their god is not the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob. They bow before the Golden Calf of
Secular-'humanism'. As a Jew of Faith I am deeply
Offended that these 'Leftish' idolaters should be considered
Part of the Jewish Tribe. They are not.
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
Well, truly, & righteously said. One quibble: the idol of Progressives is government. Government is the symbol of what they really seek: power. "Humanism" is just a euphemism they use to conceal their lust for power.
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
With Leftists it's lies all the way down to the foundations. They could never tell the truth about their agenda or their actions. They'd have no followers and half would be imprisoned. Sadly, more than half the voters are naive enough to fall for this stuff, or don't care as long as they're getting something "free".
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
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