February 23, 2016
By CHQ staff
Yesterday, in an obscure federal courtroom the future of American constitutional liberty hung in the balance and it was saved – at least temporarily – by the integrity of District of Columbia federal district court Judge Richard J. Leon, the extraordinary efforts of Kris Kobach, the Secretary of State of Kansas and attorney J. Christian Adams of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, and a thin line of conservative ballot integrity watchdogs, including attorney Hans A. von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation and Richard Manning of Americans for Limited Government.
The hearing before Judge Leon was over the temporary restraining order (TRO) and preliminary injunction (PI) being sought by the League of Women Voters and a host of other leftist groups to stop the recent decision of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to allow Kansas, Georgia, Alabama, and Arizona to enforce their proof-of-citizenship voter-registration requirement.
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission, as an independent federal agency, was to be represented at the hearing by attorneys of the Obama Department of Justice – except as Hans von Spakovsky and Rick Manning predicted last week – the attorneys for the Obama Department of Justice were preparing to take a dive and betray their clients to the leftwing plaintiffs in the case. … Read the full story by CHQ staff.
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