July 23, 2019

U.S. Department of Justice is Attempting to Rewrite Federal Law

Press Release from the National Center for Public Policy Research:

Corporate Efforts to Overturn North Carolina’s Commonsense Public Accommodation Law Criticized by Legal Expert

Obama Administration Dupes Left-Leaning Corporations into Supporting the Executive Branch’s Attempted Rewrite of the Civil Rights Act

This is About the Rule of Law and Separation of Powers

68 Major Corporations Sign Legal Brief that Threatens Public Safety and Offends Common Decency


Washington, D.C.  A top lawyer with the National Center for Public Policy Research is calling out 68 corporations that have joined with the Obama Administration in its effort to halt implementation of North Carolina’s so-called bathroom law, warning that the case is about much more than restroom policy.

In fact, he says, the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to rewrite federal law.

“I am appalled – but not shocked – that so many major corporations have teamed up with the federal government to try to advance a liberal social agenda,” said National Center General Counsel and Free Enterprise Project Director Justin Danhof, Esq. “From promoting ObamaCare to denouncing religious freedom, whenever the Obama Administration needs a corporate ally, the line of business dupes seems limitless. This time, however, the issue at stake is much more than bathroom laws and gender identification. It is about the rule of law and separation of powers.”

On March 23rd, North Carolina’s legislature passed HB2, formally titled the “Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act,” which has been colloquially referred to as North Carolina’s bathroom law. Among other things, the law states that transgender individuals who have not taken surgical or legal steps to change their gender must use public restrooms that correspond with the gender on their birth certificate. OnMay 9th, the Justice Department filed suit seeking to halt the law’s implementation. On July 8th, 68 major corporations, in conjunction with the Human Rights Campaign, filed a legal brief supporting the Justice Department’s position.

“Besides offending the sensibilities of millions of Americans and North Carolinians who don’t wish to have grown men and young girls in states of undress in the same public facility, the Justice Department’s lawsuit seeks to fundamentally alter the rule of law. Obama’s Justice Department has long sought to include self-identified transgender individuals as a protected class under Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. Since the DOJ doesn’t have the Constitutional authority to rewrite laws, it is trying to seek the same result by establishing precedent with this court case. Such a result would irreparably damage America’s unique separation of powers and open the floodgates for increased executive branch control over state and local matters,” said Danhof.

The list of corporations that are working to undermine Congress and subvert the rule of law include Apple, Salesforce, Marriott, American Airlines, PayPal, Red Hat, Nike, Capital One and IBM.

“If the government is going to extend the Civil Rights Act to cover individuals who merely identify as transgender – but choose not to actually change their gender medically or legally – than that’s up to the U.S Congress. Members of Congress are elected and accountable to the American people. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and her lackeys at the Department of Justice are not,” added Danhof. “However, publicly-held companies are accountable to their investors and customers. Corporations that want to undermine the American people need to hear from these stakeholders. Every time a corporation even hints at taking a perceived conservative action or position, the liberal activist machine kicks into high gear and attacks that corporation. Conservative and free enterprise-minded folks need to start using the same tactics to go after companies that limit freedom.”

The National Center’s Free Enterprise Project, established in 2007, is the nation’s preeminent free-market activist group focusing on shareholder activism and the confluence of big government and big business. In just the last two years, National Center representatives have participated in 87 shareholder meetings, advancing free-market ideals in the areas of health care, energy, taxes, subsidies, regulations, religious freedom, food policies, media bias, gun rights, workers’ rights and many other important public policy issues.

Just this year, the Free Enterprise Project has been featured in the Washington Post, the Washington Times, Fox’s “Cavuto,” the Drudge Report, the Financial Times, Crain’s Chicago Business, Hollywood Reporter, the Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Newsmax, Daily Caller, Lifezette, the Seattle Times, the Quad City Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Chicago Tribune among many others.

The National Center’s Free Enterprise Project is also prominently featured in Wall Street Journal writer Kimberley Strassel’s new book, “The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech,” published by the Hachette Book Group.

The National Center for Public Policy Research, founded in 1982, is a non-partisan, free-market, independent conservative think-tank. Ninety-four percent of its support comes from individuals, less than four percent from foundations, and less than two percent from corporations. It receives over 350,000 individual contributions a year from over 96,000 active recent contributors. Sign up for free issue alerts here or follow us on Twitter at @NationalCenter.

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DOJ May Be Signaling It Does Not Expect an Indictment in Michael Brown Shooting Death

Obama Administration Probe of Ferguson Police Called “Well Past a Rush to Judgment”

DOJ May Be Signaling It Does Not Expect an Indictment in Michael Brown Shooting Death

Washington, DC – Activists with the Project 21 black leadership network are questioning Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to mount a federal investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department and other law enforcement in the region, saying this is “well past a rush to judgment” and most likely is compensation for the possibility that an indictment may not be handed down in the death of Michael Brown.

Obama Administration officials told the media that Holder will soon announce that the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department will launch a potentially wide-ranging probe of St. Louis-area police departments. Project 21 members think this federal response to the shooting death of Ferguson resident Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department on August 9 is political move on the part of the White House and an overreaction to the situation.

“I believe the fact that the Justice Department is planning to open this investigation signals they do not believe there is a strong case against Officer Wilson and that a grand jury will probably not bring down an indictment against him,” said Project 21’s Christopher Arps, a St. Louis resident. “If that is the eventuality, the Justice Department will have a tough burden proving that Officer Wilson shot Michael Brown solely on the basis of his skin color.”

“The Justice Department has raced well past ‘a rush to judgment’ and now is just piling on. Before the evidence is in as to what happened in the Michael Brown shooting, Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce that — in addition to the over 40 FBI agents and other Justice Department staff who have been assigned to Brown shooting — he will ramp up even more agents and staff in order to investigate the entire Ferguson Police Department and other local law enforcement,” said Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper , a legal commentator who taught constitutional law at George Mason University and is a former leadership staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives. “Meanwhile, there has been no announcement of the Justice Department starting a probe — or even sending one FBI agent — regarding terrorist Abdirahmaan Muhumed’s activity as an airport employee in Minnesota before joining the Islamic terrorist network ISIS. Does the Attorney General really believe the Ferguson police are more dangerous to the American people than the terrorists who behead our fellow citizens, or is this new investigation just racial grandstanding by Holder?”

Holder’s announcement will come on the heels of a academic study by criminologists at the University of Missouri-St. Louis that found the disproportionate rate of police shootings incidents involving blacks in the St. Louis area between 2003 and 2012 correlates to a similarly disproportionate rate of interaction between police and black residents there and crime being concentrated in black communities. David Klinger, one of the authors of the report, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Race is not a predominant factor driving [police] shootings. It’s violence in the communities.” A lack of black officers was also determined to lie in difficulties in minority recruitment efforts.

Project 21 members have already completed over 100 radio and television interviews on the death of Michael Brown and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri in addition to being interviewed or cited by the media over 1,000 other times in 2014 — including TVOne, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Fox News Channel, Westwood One, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, SiriusXM satellite radio and the 50,000-watt radio stations WBZ-Boston, WHO-Des Moines, KDKA-Pittsburgh, KOA-Denver and WJR-Detroit — on issues that include civil rights, entitlement programs, the economy, race preferences, education and corporate social responsibility. Project 21 has participated in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding race preferences and voting rights, defended voter ID laws at the United Nations and provided regular commentary during the Trayvon Martin judicial proceedings in 2013. Its volunteer members come from all walks of life and are not salaried political professionals.

Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives for over two decades, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative, free-market, non-profit think-tank established in 1982. Contributions to the National Center are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.

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Day 36 – No Executive Orders

DEBAUCHERY!

As we have discovered, this president even argues against his own policies blaming others for them and the results that may come from them. Why then should Americans have any confidence President Obama will do anything he says he will.

36 days ago, he lied in a despicable manner, exemplifying an immoral act of self-indulgence, exploitation and downright fraud by telling the public he was signing 23 executive orders to limit ownership and access to guns. It has now been 36 days and the President has not shared with the public any part of those executive orders but the mere 23 general ideas he had at the time. Nothing is posted on the White House website about those executive orders.

In the meantime, the Washington Examiner is reporting that researchers from the Department of Justice’s National Institute for Justice, are stating that any ban on assault weapons will “unlikely have an effect on gun violence.”

Oddly though, even though President Obama’s own administration researchers made this determination he says that he’s not accepting the information and such claims are not the official position of his administration, including the Department of Justice.

Which brings me, one more time, back to my original contention of the intent of all of President Obama’s and other gun fascists rhetoric about guns, gun control, gun confiscation, etc.; that is to wreak chaos, distrust and to widen the divide among the people of this country, perhaps enough to force them into the streets in violent protests.

Also in an update on events in Maine about blocking personal information belonging to gun owners from being published for public scrutiny, Gov. Paul Lepage signed emergency legislation that will temporarily block access to this information while the Legislature and the people debate this issue.

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3 ATF Officials Suspended So Far Over “Fast and Furious”

Cam Edwards of Cam and Company interviews Katie Pavlich from Townhall, via Brietbart.tv, on announcement of the suspension of three ATF officials tied in with “Fast and Furious”.

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