Wednesday :: Jun 13, 2007

Attorney news


by Erin Alecto

Despite the Republicans' filibuster of the no confidence vote yesterday, the US attorney purge investigation proceeds apace:

The House and Senate judiciary committees will issue subpoenas to former Karl Rove aide Sara Taylor and former White House counsel Harriet Miers this morning, the AP is reporting.

The subpoenas follow fast on Justice Department emails turned over to Congress last night that fattened the already substantial case that the White House was intimately involved in installing Timothy Griffin, a former aide to Karl Rove as the U.S. attorney in Little Rock.

Also today, there's the confirmation hearing of former senior Civil Rights Division higher-up Hans von Spakovsky (a croney of Bradley Schlozman) for a spot as commissioner at the Federal Elections Commission.

In 1997, von Spakovsky wrote an article for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, a conservative research group, that called for an aggressive campaign to “purge” the election rolls of felons. Within months of that article’s publication, the V.I.P. helped put von Spakovsky’s idea into action. Phillips met with the company that designed the process for the removal of alleged felons from the voting rolls in Florida, a process that led, notoriously, to the mistaken disenfranchisement of thousands of voters, most of them Democratic, before the 2000 election. (Jeffrey Toobin writing in The New Yorker way back in September, 2004)

This one should be interesting.

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