Lawsuit Filed Over Obama Administration's Anti-DOMA Decision

A new lawsuit filed against the Department of Justice charges that it is withholding emails about the Obama administration’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.

“We have serious concerns that the Justice Department wants to hide evidence that it was doing the bidding of campaign donors and homosexual activists from whom Obama will need assistance for his re-election,” said Family Research Council president Tony Perkins.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Family Research Council had requested the relevant documents from the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to determine the basis for the decision and to determine the possible influence of the homosexual lobby on the decision.

One June 2, the Department of Justice informed the organization that it had searched and identified 357 pages of email collections relevant to the group’s request.

Twenty-seven of these pages were claimed to be exempted and withheld. An administrative appeal of the exemption, filed June 27, has not received a response, despite a federal law requiring one.

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Twenty-seven of these pages were claimed to be exempted and withheld. An administrative appeal of the exemption, filed June 27, has not received a response, despite a federal law requiring one.

If Obama and Holder are not going to abide by the law in enforcing DOMA (which IS the law, by the by), then what gives FRC and Judicial Watch the idea that they’re going to abide by the law with regards to an exemption response?

This administration doesn’t care about laws. If Obama dislikes them, he instructs the Justice Department to ignore them. These people apprently feel they’re above the law—Obama simply issues an “executive order”, and his will be done, the laws be damned.

How this does not make this man and his cronies criminals who should be impeached and removed from office is beyond me. Oh, wait, that’s right----if anybody tries to impeach Obama, he’ll simply issue an order to Eric Holder not to enforce the laws concerning impeachment, and he’ll walk as free as air. That’s how this administration works.

He has a lot more in common with the Third World dictators and thugs that he’s such great pals with than he does with American constitutional democracy; but then, the U.S. Constitution ceased to have any relevance quite some time ago.

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Kind of like the signing statements that GWB used so often?

John

I don’t know without the specifics.
But if so, is this the kind of hope and change that so many signed on for?

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