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Opening Arguments

Justice running amok

In the most radical administration this country has had, the Justice Department has become the most radical agency. First, they urged states to start allowing felons to vote. I suppose you could make a plausible argument for that if you tried very hard. But then there is this:

Justice Department lawyer Bradley Heard was in court today trying to stop Kansas from ensuring that only citizens register to vote. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, relying on a United States Supreme Court opinion of last year, asked the federal Election Assistance Commission to permit him to ensure that only citizens were registering to vote.

The Election Assistance Commission said no, so Kris Kobach went to federal court. Enter Eric Holder’s Justice Department, as usual, opposing election integrity measures.

Despite harping about resource concerns (which apparently means that the DOJ can do nothing about corrupted voter rolls), Holder found the time and money to send Bradley Heard to a hearing in Kansas to argue against Kobach’s election integrity measures.

I suppose this is a logical extension of fighting voter ID laws, but come on. Letting non-citizens of the country determine the fate of the country? This is so insane it's hard to come up with a response since, well, you know, who'd ever dream we'd have to?