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  •  I'm not a fan of commissions (1+ / 0-)
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    joe from Lowell

    especially when it comes to voting rights.  To quote Fats Waller:  "One never knows, do one?"

    Who would have guessed Ted Olson of Bush v. Gore days would be a bold champion of LGBT rights along side his former opposing counsel, David Boies.

    I'll wait to see what happens in the near future but my instinct is that the DOJ Civil Rights Division should be front and center on this issue.

    " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 06:12:24 PM PST

    •  The DOJ has been front and center on voting rights (2+ / 0-)
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      gchaucer2, Meteor Blades

      The Holder Justice Department has a very strong record on this issue, and I've seen nothing to suggest that that will change.

      So why this weak-tea Blue Ribbon Panel?  Good Cop-Bad Cop?

      Art is the handmaid of human good.

      by joe from Lowell on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 06:24:02 PM PST

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      •  America (1+ / 0-)
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        Just the President letting everyone know that he takes it seriously.  I don't mind a PR thingy as long as the DOJ is doing its job.  Bush destroyed the Civil Rights Division and it has taken awhile to get it back to credibility -- even though there are probably long timer assholes still there.

        " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

        by gchaucer2 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 06:27:30 PM PST

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