No Politicization of the Justice Department Here. Move Along Folks...

RightSideProject Founder and Senior Editor Steven L. Baerson was kind enough last month to post on the blatantly unconstitutional DC Voting Rights Act. His years of education and legal practice helped him conclude that since the Constitution explicitly limits membership in the House of Representatives to States and because the District of Columbia is, wait for it, not a State, it can't be a member of the House. Think of it like math: if 1 does not equal 2, then 2 does not equal 1. Simple.

So simple the Justice Department, per today's WaPo, agrees:
Justice Department lawyers concluded in an unpublished opinion earlier this year that the historic D.C. voting rights bill pending in Congress is unconstitutional, according to sources briefed on the issue.
Except of course, when Justice's boss, and his boss, disagree (again, per today's WaPo):
But Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who supports the measure, ordered up a second opinion from other lawyers in his department and determined that the legislation would pass muster. (emphasis mine)
Yep, the Attorney General of the United States ordered up a different legal conclusion from a more politically sympathetic shop inside Justice (Solicitor General vs. OLC), one consistent with his boss' preferences. Holder's spokesman denied there was a political element to Holder's decision, which of course means it's entirely political.

This certainly wouldn't be the Justice Department politicizing itself, would it? We all know only Republicans would ever do such a thing.

This is not an April Fool's joke.

1 comment:

Steven L. Baerson said...

Congratulations on scooping the big boys! The powers that be at the Wall Street Journal must be regular readers of RSP.