Department of Justice

The Outsider

Jan 20, 2013 By Mimi Swartz

In the post-Washington game, former attorney general Alberto Gonzales has fared worse than any other member of the Bush administration. Why?

Texas’ New Voter ID Law Rejected

Mar 12, 2012 By Sonia Smith

The Justice Department slapped the hand of the Texas legislature by blocking the state's new voter ID law, saying it would likely disenfranchise Hispanic voters.

Abbott v. the DOJ

Dec 2, 2011 By Paul Burka

Let me see if I understand this. First, Abbott wants to avoid submitting the Texas redistricting maps for preclearance at the Department of Justice. He tells everybody that he has figured out how to bypass the DOJ by going to the D.C. Circuit and moving for summary judgment from Republican-friendly…

Abbott spent $1.4 million on voter fraud prosecutions, witness said

Mar 10, 2009 By Paul Burka

This was the testimony of a witness from the Brennan Center at NYU, moments ago (around 10:55 p.m.), who said flatly that there are virtually no cases of voter impersonation fraud. I agree with him on that point, but the oft-repeated information that Abbott spent $1.4 million on voter fraud…