From Dan Backer:

McCutcheon Lawyer Files Challenge to Another Unconstitutional McCain-Feingold Speech Restraint;

Challenge Would Allow Libertarian Parties to Have Independent Expenditure-Only Accounts

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Libertarian Party of Indiana, Libertarian National Congressional Committee, and donor Chris Rufer have filed a First Amendment challenge to
restraints on speech. The suit, Rufer, et. al. v FEC, challenges the lack of a valid anti-corruption rationale for preventing party committees -particularly "minor" or third parties-from
establishing their own Independent Expenditure only accounts, as PACs are able to do. Plaintiffs are represented by Michael Morley, a part of Shaun McCutcheon's legal team in the recent Supreme Court
victory for speech, McCutcheon, et. al. v FEC, litigating for the Coolidge Reagan Foundation which promotes First Amendment rights, and Danielle Frisa of the Houston law firm
Shahla PC,   

 

Morley described the case in simple terms, "If Party committees engage in the same prophylactic measures to prevent coordination that the FEC has clearly established
for other organizations, it is unreasonable to deny them the same speech rights."

 

Coolidge Reagan Foundation Chairman and fellow McCutcheon attorney, Dan Backer, noted, "Political parties are the coming together of like-minded citizens to promote the
candidacy of those who share their ideals; whatever justification exists to limit direct or earmarked contributions, the Court and the law now recognize the importance of independent expenditure
speech in the political process, and it makes no sense to give less speech to party committees."

 

The case was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia with request for a 3-judge panel, pursuant to a special provision for challenges to the
constitutionality of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, more commonly known as McCain-Feingold. The case is numbered 1:14-cv-00837-CRC and filings are available on the FEC website at "http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001LPnmMFQhWJf3bde1HN0EOBCRovpb92Mtphu5bMhKQZS5v7cocjcpkwdETWAn7Fc-F6nH788EAOlJLgG-CRJF_w2gK4XRqpQDQnjrEzeeMmW8_lbyBP8pnCQYk_-QZkQFtc_9lpYtLo811OB1xbkc43T3Pxv0erI_o8EQhiIwpoxFHPkEs1oTQER43XQCgrwxCkaxUHpGrOg=&c=7xOLiJepGc2Lt7kf0LX2l_Hb2mIC0PtVSPl7gxR9DtD2U-B__8t8jg==&ch=GweWvik46ftA-hv2Qs8ajv95-ocaL2K7N8qM4wM3bB7t44dIQc16rg=="
shape="rect" target="_blank" linktype="1" track="on">http://fec.gov/law/litigation/Rufer.shtml



...

Voter ID in India works for a billion voters, many that live in the misery of poverty.  

The Indian voter ID card is issued by the Election Commission of India. Its primary purpose is as identity proof for casting vote. It also serves as general purpose identity proof, address
proof and age proof such as buying a mobile phone SIM or applying for a passport. It is also known as Electoral Photo ID Card (EPIC). As of March 2014, the population of India is 1.25 billion (125
crore) and it has 1 billion (100 crore) voters. Therefore, one billion voters will cast vote in the parliamentary general election of 2014.
...

"Imagine if a state didn’t let someone vote in an election because their grandfather wasn’t the correct race. Surely lawyers in Eric Holder’s
Justice Department would be typing up a lawsuit as fast as fingers could fly across the keyboard. After all, this is the President who boasted he was a champion for voting rights, falsely we’d
later learn.



Eric Holder compared voter ID to a modern version of Jim Crow. But a recent federal court opinion shows Jim Crow is alive and well, and living in paradise.



This week, the United States District Court in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) struck down a law that prevented American citizens from voting in a referendum on a
constitutional amendment if they were not of “Northern Mariana descent.”



The white plaintiff, John Davis, should have enjoyed the help of the United States Justice Department Voting Section, but by now we know Eric Holder’s priorities don’t include Mr. Davis."



Full story at PJ Media.
...


Do 50-year
career Congressmen have to follow election laws
? For now the answer is yes, but Conyers is working to throw out a simple state law that his campaign couldn't manage to
follow this election cycle:

 

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, No. 2 in seniority in the House of Representatives, lost his appeal Friday to get on the August primary ballot after
Michigan election officials found problems with the Democrat's nominating petitions...

 

A federal judge is expected to rule later Friday on Conyers' request to throw out a Michigan election law as unconstitutional. Conyers, 85, had
appealed to the state after Wayne County officials said there were problems with some people who collected signatures. The circulators weren't registered to vote or had listed a wrong registration
address.

 

That can spoil petitions, under Michigan law, and as a result Conyers lacks the 1,000 signatures necessary to get on the ballot.

 



...


face="Verdana">Another corrupt Florida mayor:


Lucie Tondreau, who has been marred by scandal since she was elected mayor of North Miami last year, will be charged in the conspiracy alongside
three other suspects. According to the indictment, between 2005 and 2008, Tondreau conspired with the president of a South Florida mortgage company to recruit straw borrowers to obtain mortgages… The
indictment also alleges that the co-conspirators fabricated HUD-1 Settlement forms which misrepresented that straw borrowers had made down payments and closing payments on homes…




Tondreau is also being investigated
in connection with illegal absentee ballot requests
:



Last year, Florida state prosecutors linked requests for 60 absentee ballots to an Internet address from Tondreau’s office. Tondreau denied any wrongdoing in that case. Tondreau’s campaign treasurer
was discovered with the pile of absentee ballots in his vehicle. Florida law allows only individual voters or family members of voters to request absentee ballots.

 



...

Imagine an election where only voters of one race were allowed to vote, and every other race was not allowed to vote. Do you think Eric Holder's Justice Department would be involved? You'd think.But they weren't.I'll have more about this shortly. Here is the court opinion from the Federal Court in the CNMI striking down a brazenly racially discriminatory election as violating the Constitution and Voting Rights Act, and nowhere in sight was the DOJ.It's not hard to figure out why DOJ sat this one out. Just ponder a bit about the plaintiff and a bit about the beneficiaries of the racially discriminatory law. ...

Moral of the story, if you are an
ineligible felon, don't register and vote:



"Brian Lee Bird pled guilty to first degree election misconduct. It’s a felony conviction and Bird was sentenced to five years in prison according to a news release from the Iowa Secretary of
State’s office.

Bird registered to vote and cast a ballot in Knoxville during the 2012 general election, however he was not eligible to vote because he was a felon who
had not completed his probation. Bird’s previous felony conviction was for domestic abuse causing injury."

...

I'll be on with Megyn Kelly tonight at 9:30. ...

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