The PJ Tatler

Holder DOJ fights Arizona's efforts to prevent illegal alien voting

The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department filed a brief opposing Arizona’s law to verify that only citizens are registering to vote.  UPI:

“First, the Obama administration fails to do its job on the border. Then it sues Arizona to prevent us from helping to fight illegal immigration. Then it tries to create a false sense of complacency by arguing that the border is safe, when it isn’t,” Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said in a statement. “Now it argues that persons should be able to register to vote without providing adequate information enabling verification of citizenship, thus enabling illegal aliens to register to vote. This is contrary to the interests of the people of the United States of America.”

The attorney who filed the brief opposing Arizona’s citizenship verification law is Erin Flynn.  Flynn’s legal career has pushed the far frontiers of the law to the left.  She was the Project Manager of Penn Law School “Reproductive Rights Clinic, Judicial Bypass Project.”  This was an effort to help children obtain abortions without parental consent.  She also authored a brief while at DOJ in Doe v. Lower Merion Sch. Dist. (Case No. 10-3824 3d Cir.) arguing that school assignment plans that rely on racial classifications to promote “diversity” and “avoid racial isolation” do not demand strict scrutiny. In other words, classifying students based on race was essentially fine. This position is directly contrary to Supreme Court precedent.   Not surprisingly, the DOJ was helping the ACLU in this case.  When the Justice Department turned over Flynn’s resume to Pajamas Media, her activities at Yale University are conspicuously redacted, as well as her “interests.”