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  • The one still-contested result from Wisconsin’s recall election just got more interesting. Thousands of people registered to vote on the day of the election, and a large percentage of them failed to comply with state law by failing to sign the supplemental poll list (something all voters in Wisconsin are required to do, regardless of when they registered to vote). This could invalidate a lot of votes — enough to make a difference in the contested race.

  • The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the contempt of Congress charge against Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday.

  • One particular email regarding Operation Fast and Furious that Eric Holder is withholding (with cover from Obama thanks to last week’s executive privilege claim) is believed by Congressional investigators to prove that ATF and DOJ officials knew about Fast and Furious much earlier than they’ve admitted. It’s hypothesized that the email directly contradicts a letter that DOJ sent to Senator Chuck Grassley on February 4, 2011, stating that Fast and Furious guns did not walk into Mexico. DOJ eventually “withdrew” that letter in December 2011, but the email in question would show that DOJ knew the letter to be false in March 2011. As usual in Washington, D.C., it’s not the crime that gets you in trouble, it’s the cover-up.

  • Andrew McCarthy wrote a great article explaining exactly why DOJ had to know about Operation Fast and Furious.

  • The Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s S.B. 1070 law is available here. I haven’t had time to read the entire decision yet, but I did read Justice Scalia’s dissent, which begins on page 30. After reading it I started wondering what rights the court’s majority in this case would grant to the states to write employment laws that touch on immigrants, illegal or otherwise (I suspect the answer is “none”). Ken Klukowski wrote a good summary of the ruling for SCOTUSblog offers a “plain English” summary. The Supreme Court upheld one of the four sections of S.B. 1070 that the Obama administration challenged — the one that authorizes Arizona law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of people they detain for other offenses (like traffic violations). Apparently the Obama administration was not content to lose that point either, because hours after the Supreme Court decision was announced, they suspended the program that enabled Arizona law enforcement to check immigration status and instructed federal employees not to accept calls from Arizona law enforcement officials reporting illegal immigrants. The original motivation behind S.B. 1070 was the federal government’s refusal to enforce immigration laws. Now the Obama administration is refusing to cooperate with Arizona law enforcement when they enforce federal immigration laws, regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision.

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