June 19, 2007

More on the Von Spakovsky Nomination

McClatchy News offers this story on allegations that Hans von Spakovsky blocked lawsuits to protect minority voting rights while at DOJ. The Houston Chronicle this one focusing on DOJ's preclearance of the 2003 Texas redistricting. Meanwhile, Eliza Carney of the National Journal has this piece on the loss of credibility that Democrats in the Senate would face if they confirmed von Spakovsky to the FEC while still calling for the removal of Alberto Gonzales. She suggests that Senators ask President Bush to name an alternative nominee.

Update: TPM has this post today, with a new letter from the former DOJ professionals opposed to von Spakovsky, challenging certain aspects of his testimony -- particularly his attempt to portray himself as a middle manager rather than the de facto chief of the voting section.

Posted by tokajid at June 19, 2007 06:23 AM