David Iglesias

Supreme Court Stops Ohio GOP Voter Suppression Effort

Via the AP, the Supreme Court kicks the voting suppression efforts of Republicans where it counts... Out of court:

The Supreme Court is siding with Ohio's top elections official in a dispute with the state Republican Party over voter registrations.

The justices on Friday overruled a federal appeals court that had ordered Ohio's top elections official to do more to help counties verify voter eligibility.

Across the nation the GOP is trying to suppress newly registered voters' rights. Because a very few people turned in ridiculous voter registration cards the GOP has been trying to use it as an excuse to boot as many of the millions of newly registered voters from voter lists.

Republicans screech about "Mickey Mouse and Acorn!"

I say...

Renegade Justice: An Interview With Former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias

originally posted -2008-06-25 15:44:02 -- bumped -- cho

Photobucket The topic below was originally posted on my blog, the Intrepid Liberal Journal.

David Iglesias is the prototype twenty first century Republican: charismatic, Hispanic, an evangelical Christian and a captain in the Navy Reserve who served for many years in the Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corps (“JAG”). In 1998, Iglesias campaigned to become Attorney General of New Mexico against the heavily favored Patricia Madrid. He nearly pulled off an upset and the Republican Party took notice. In 2000, Iglesias paid his party dues and worked for George W. Bush’s election.

As a reward, President Bush nominated Iglesias in 2001 to be the United States Attorney from the District of New Mexico. His sponsor was longtime Republican Senator Pete Domenici. The position of U.S. Attorney has served as a springboard for many political careers and Iglesias appeared to be on the fast track. Highly regarded by his peers, Iglesias served as chairman of a committee of U.S. Attorneys that advised former Attorney General John Ashcroft about border and Immigration issues. The Justice Department had also given his office high marks for performance.

2008 begins with new investigations into Fired U.S. Attorneys

originally posted -2008-01-23 03:52:22 -- bumped -- (Hat Tip to Avahome...who found The Hill article cited below.)

Yesterday, overshadowed in the media by global market meltdowns and the discovery of Heath Ledger's body, an article of particular interest to ePluribus Media folk appeared in The Hill. The story, entitled Attorneys probe deepens by Manu Raju promises:

The federal investigation into the firing of nine U.S. attorneys could jolt the political landscape ahead of the November elections, according to several people close to the inquiry.

emphasis mine.

Notable is how involved and engaged several of the fired U.S. Attorneys are in the ongoing investigations. Iglesias, Bogden, Cummins, and McKay are quoted in the article as participating in various aspects of the many inquiries.