Where is the Justice Department when you need it?
|by Angelise Anderson|
In the face of the Obama fundraising and media juggernaut, Republicans are worried about losing the presidential election.
They should be even more fearful, however, about being criminally prosecuted by the Justice Department for political speech and activity protected by the First Amendment -- a clear effort by partisan career lawyers within the Civil Rights Division to help the Obama campaign.
With the end of violence targeting civil rights workers of the '60s, the Criminal Section of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division "has not pursued a criminal voting-related case in decades." However, presentations at this year's Justice Department conference confirmed a "green light" for use of these "same criminal statues to harass and prosecute political activists (particularly Republicans) who are engaging in protected political activity."
The issue is so charged, that the author of the article I'm quoting (an attorney who specializes in election law) requested to remain anonymous to avoid being targeted for prosecution by the Justice Department for exercising First Amendment rights.
No matter your party affiliation, this type of justice is infuriating. As the article states, "There are so many things wrong with this abuse of our legal process, I am not sure where to start." So let's start with getting the word out.
Read the full report here.