Thanks, Karl Rove, for the tip
Eric Holder has been a disaster as Attorney General. His testimony in front of the Senate regarding Miranda rights and terrorists was embarrassing. Too bad Barack Obama had claims on the teleprompter that day. But his malpractice goes beyond ignorance of the law. He has turned his Department into a political tool to empower Democrats, running roughshod over the principles of color-blind justice so as to shield from the law blocks that are reliably Democratic.
From the American Spectator, Quin Hillyer, delivers a knockout:
Under attorney general Eric Holder, the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) is dangerously politicized, radically leftist, racialist, lawless, and at times corrupt. The good news is that it's also often incompetent. This means the Holderites can bungle their leftist lawlessness so badly that even the most reticent of judges are obliged to smack them down.
The abuses by the Holderites are legion. They range from DOJ's infamous abandonment of the already-won voter-intimidation case against several New Black Panthers to multi-faceted assaults on traditional standards of voting rights and obligations; from a growing list of lawsuits deliberately destructive of border security and citizenship laws to outrageously race-based bullying tactics; from efforts to undermine military discipline and state sovereignty on homosexual-related issues to the dangerous obsession with terrorists' "rights" to the detriment of national security; and, finally, to the selection of judges openly contemptuous of the existing law-all while dedicated to a vision of judge-imposed "universal justice" based not on the text of American statutes but instead on the reigning cultural standards of coastal and international elites. While doing all this, the Holderites operate the least transparent DOJ in decades, treat congressmen and independent agencies with contempt, and claim breathtakingly spurious "privileges" against disclosure of public information.
This isn't law enforcement and it isn't justice, but instead is subversive of both.
Also, one can predict that Holder's DOJ will be very busy in the months ahead as Congressional districts are redrawn in the wake of the fortuitous timing of the census and the Republican victories across America. Republicans will have chances across a broad swath of America to redraw district lines to enhance the electoral prospects of Republicans for the next decade.
One can debate the fairness of the system - but that is a topic outside the scope of this article - and Democrats do it all the time (George Soros, Nancy Pelosi and others out in California promoted efforts to keep gerrymandering alive and well in that state to protect their turf).
However, many of the states are still subject to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act passed in the 1960s. This provision applies mostly to states in the South. They must preclear their redistricting plans with the Department of Justice or go to court. States may also be sued (by private parties and the DOJ) under Section 2 of the Act if districting plans dilute the voting power of minorities.
Irony of ironies; black politicians have often in the past worked with whites across political and color lines to draw majority-minority districts to ensure safe seats for minorities. But state officials will be under a microscope when redrawing districts and the DOJ will frustrate any and all efforts that, in their view, weakens Democratic voting blocs (even if done under the cover of protecting the rights of racial minorities).
For further reading regarding the race-based policies followed by many Departments under Barack Obama's control see also "Racial Spoils in Obama's America." If George Bush had taken the actions that Barack Obama and company have taken to explicitly or implicitly help whites the world would be in an uproar.