Rep. Frank Wolf (VA) stepped away from issues in the spotlight to focus on the dismissal of U.S. v. New Black Panther Party, a case of what he and many others have classified as voter intimidation. Read Wolf's op/ed on the bizarre nature of this case dismissal and what he is doing to bring it back:
Since the dismissal of this case, I have also been deeply concerned about the department's obstruction of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' investigation into this matter. The commission has an important special statutory responsibility to investigate matters pertaining to the enforcement of civil rights law. In fact, to do so, Congress instilled independent oversight responsibility, including subpoena authority, in statute.
However, the department continues to withhold information from the commission and refuses to comply with the commission's subpoenas. In fact, the department has ordered its attorneys to ignore the commission's subpoenas.
...The American people deserve the kind of impartial leadership
at the Justice Department that will allow this case to go forward again—not the kind of political leadership that has tilted the scales of justice.
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