Court decision renews focus on Black Panther voter intimidation

Jim Kouri Law Enforcement Examiner 8/16/2012

In the wake of a recent federal court ruling that casts doubt on the accuracy of sworn testimony provided by Justice Department officials regarding the decision to abandon its voter intimidation lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense (NBPP), Examiner’s Joe Newby reported on Wednesday that […]

Court revives NC’s challenge to Voting Rights Act

Caroline May The Daily Caller 7/14/2011

In what has been called a “serious set-back for the Holder Justice Department,” a federal appeals court has chosen to allow a lawsuit challenging a portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act to go forward.

The case in question involves a 2008 referendum in which the citizens of Kinston, […]

Judicial Watch finds DOJ document that shows Obama politico involved in New Black Panther decision

Mark Tapscott Washington Examiner 9/20/2010

Democratic election lawyer and Obama political appointee Samuel Hirsch was deeply involved in the Justice Department decision to drop the federal prosecution of two Philadelphia New Black Panthers for voting rights violations in the 2008 president election, according to documents identified by Judicial Watch.

The documents describe eight email exchanges […]

Inside the Black Panther case Anger, ignorance and lies

Commentary by J. Christian Adams The Washington Times 6/25/2010

On the day President Obama was elected, armed men wearing the black berets and jackboots of the New Black Panther Party were stationed at the entrance to a polling place in Philadelphia. They brandished a weapon and intimidated voters and poll watchers. After the election, the […]

DoJ Civil Rights Division lawyers sanctioned

Clarice Feldman American Thinker January 7, 2010

This division is not only in hot water over its dropping of the New Black Panthers voter intimidation case, but has also had two of its lawyers sanctioned by a very liberal judge for charging discrimination and then refusing in discovery proceedings to respond as the rules require […]