Sunday, September 5, 2010

Department Of Justice ??? Can we dare call it, "Justice"? (Looks more like some kind of personal revenge tactic.)

by Norman E. Hooben

There's  a huge problem (in case you haven't noticed) with the United States Justice Department.  Can we dare call it, "Justice"?  And since when does the federal government sue sovereign states (i.e. Arizona) that are simply enforceing an already established federal law... Shouldn't it be the other way around? Arizona should be suing the federal government for not doing its job. (These are not just words.  The abuses of power and failure to perform the job they were elected to do is so overwhelming that the case against Obama and company (from Holder to Pelosi and everyone in between) should warrant at a minimum life behind bars for the lot of them. (If that's the minimum punishment, what should be the mazimum?  How 'bout a good ole Saturday morning mass hanging on the Washington Mall somewhere between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.  I'm sure we could draw a huge crowd.)
Meanwhile back at the office...the Justice Department that is...they continue to take the hints from Obama that the more anti-American rhetoric (in this case their website banner) they display the more popular they think that they are... Get a load of this...(from

Department of Justice Website Gets A Facelift

Bruce Cunningham, writing for American Thinker, reports that the DOJ has changed their website banner from Old Glory to basic black. See below.

I’m not as upset with the design as I am with something else that Cunningham points out. After all, prior to October 6th of 2005, the DOJ banner didn’t have the flag on it. It was a crappy blue.

What is disconcerting is the quote that they’ve chosen -
From AT -
“The common law is the will of mankind, issuing from the life of the people.”
Catchy, huh? Just one tiny little (too small to be relevant obviously) point — the quote is from C. Wilfred Jenks, who in the 1930’s was a leading proponent of the “international law” movement, which had as its goal to impose a global common law and which backed ‘global workers’ rights.’
Call it Marxism, call it Progressivism, call it Socialism — under any of those names it definitely makes the DOJ look corrupt in their sleek, new black website with Marxist accessories to match.
See for yourself:
How very interesting that ‘they’ couldn’t find a nice quote from one of our Founders. People, we have lost our Republic. We need to get it back ASAP.
Obama has to be aware that the perception people have of this administration is that they are angling to make America just another land mass occupying the larger, greater collective globe. And then he goes ahead and does this?
Folks, it’s not a perception. Obama is a danger to America.
HT/ Snowball the Sourpuss.

Then we have this... (In the old days Holder would have been hung for this. NEH) 
(cross posted from Pat Dollard )

Holder Sues Arizona Colleges For Asking To See Green Cards

September 4th, 2010 Posted By Pat Dollard.
Los Angeles Times:
Reporting from Washington — Employers who hire illegal immigrants can be fined, but the Obama administration warned this week that they also can be fined for asking legal immigrants to show their green cards before hiring them.
The Justice Department’s civil rights division sued the Maricopa County Community Colleges in Arizona, seeking damages from schools for having “intentionally committed document abuse discrimination.”
Prior to this year, the local colleges in the Phoenix area asked job applicants who were not U.S. citizens to show a driver’s license, a Social Security card and their permanent resident card, commonly called a green card.
The Justice Department said a valid driver’s license and a Social Security card are usually sufficient to show that a person is authorized to work. Requesting a green card amounts to “immigration-related employment discrimination,” said Thomas E. Perez, the assistant attorney general for civil rights.
Federal law forbids treating “authorized workers differently during the hiring process based on their citizenship status,” Perez said. He said the department’s Office of Special Counsel would bring legal actions against employers who impose “unnecessary and discriminatory hurdles to employment for work-authorized noncitizens.”
Amid the fierce controversy over immigration, the Obama administration has launched three lawsuits this summer to protect the rights of Latinos and legal immigrants — all three targeting Arizona.
In July, the administration successfully blocked Arizona’s law that authorized state and local police to check the immigration status of persons who were arrested. On Thursday, it sued Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio seeking documents that could show he has illegally targeted Latinos in the course of his immigration sweeps.
The suit against the Maricopa community colleges, announced Monday, and could affect employers across the nation.
“Employers are getting very mixed messages from the government,” said Jessica Vaughan, a policy analyst with the Center for Immigration Studies.
On one hand, employers have been told they need to do more to verify that their workers are legal and authorized to work in the United States. Federal immigration law says hiring “an unauthorized alien” can result in fines of up to $3,000 per worker. However, another provision of the same law bars employers from requesting “more or different documents” than are needed to prove a noncitizen’s legal status.
In the Maricopa college case, the Justice Department said it wanted “full remedial relief” for 247 noncitizens who applied for jobs with the community college district between August 2008 and January of this year, plus a civil penalty of $1,100 for each of them.
“We are extremely disappointed by the Justice Department’s action. We had no intent to discriminate against any foreign national, and we feel we have been singled out for the maximum penalty under the law,” said Charles Reinebold, a spokesman for the community colleges. “There was no actual harm here. This was a paperwork error, and we revised it after it was brought to our attention.”
Vaughan said she was “very surprised the administration would resort to a lawsuit. In the past, the emphasis has been on mediation to resolve these issues.”
But others applauded the administration’s move to enforce the anti-discrimination parts of the immigration law.
Gening Liao, a lawyer for the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles, said the law itself is clear.
“If you bring in a driver’s license and a Social Security card, those documents are sufficient. Employers are prohibited from asking for extra documents or different documents,” she said. “This is blatant discrimination, and we get calls about it all the time. We hope to see more lawsuits like this.”

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