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  •  Holder has nothing to lose at this poine. Go after (12+ / 0-)

    Repugs with all you energy, Holder!

    •  Exactly.... what are they going to do? hold him in (12+ / 0-)

      contempt of congress?

      The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy;the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness

      by CTMET on Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 02:54:45 PM PDT

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    •  He has everything to lose if (6+ / 0-)

      on his watch voters r disenfranchised through the new James Crow.  I do not think we could have  a man more sensitive to what this means to the poor, the minority and the elderly voter.

      I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against. Malcolm X

      by amazinggrace on Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 02:59:16 PM PDT

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      •  OK, but let's not oversell (1+ / 0-)
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        He did work for Covington & Burling where he represented clients like Merck and the NFL (against Mike Vick, b/t/w).  I'd rather have him in there than others, sure, but do I trust him in any deep sense?  No.

        •  I do trust him in this (1+ / 0-)
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          He as a black man knows about James Crow in a deep sense. Also if allowed, this disenfranchisement could mean his very job as AG. So there is also some self interest as well as knowing what America becomes if the republicans are allowed to get away with this.  He has been clear in Florida and Texas. Clear and vigilant.

          Are you saying that Michael Vick did not deserve representation?  He could not have worked against Vick.  He was not the prosecutor in that instance. As a lawyer clients pick.  Lawyers represent.  i am sure that clients do not necessarily represent a lawyers personal views.  People usually hire the best lawyer they can afford. In that sense the lawyer represents a person's financial ability rather than a person's guilt or innocence. Although not a lawyer myself, my daughter in love is in law school and I have tremendous respect for those who do their best for their clients whoever that client may be.

          FWIW...I find your viewpoint interesting and enjoy the discussion.

          I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against. Malcolm X

          by amazinggrace on Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 05:32:19 PM PDT

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          •  Even Clarence Thomas knows Jim Crow (2+ / 0-)
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            Some of the justices were toying with the idea that having someone leave a burning cross on your front lawn might not be a threat.  Thomas set them straight on that.

            It was his finest moment.  

            Not that it had much competition.

            We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

            by david78209 on Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 06:18:42 PM PDT

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            •  Agree. (1+ / 0-)
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              There are a few universal experiences we black folk share. Even black folk like Clarence who would prefer not being black.

              I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against. Malcolm X

              by amazinggrace on Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 06:23:31 PM PDT

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