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Wed Jul 11, 2012, 10:03 AM

18. J. Christian Adams (bushie idiot) is not happy with trial

J. Christian Adams is an idiot who was hired in the DOJ during the Bush administration. He was hired solely for political reasons by bushie idiots who broke the law to hire political hacks like Adams. Adams is too stupid to have been hired except for political reasons. Adams later left the DOJ due to the so-called "New Black Panther" stupidity where he claimed that Attorney General Holder showed preference in that case. Now Adams is counsel to the King Street Patriots, a tea party group who trains "poll watchers" who go to polling places to attempt to intimidate non-white voters.

J. Christian Adams is not happy with how the trial is going and thinks that the State of Texas will not meet its burden of proof. http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2012/07/10/texas-voter-id-on-life-support/?singlepage=true

Numerous knowledgeable courtroom observers sitting in on the Voter ID trial in Washington tell me that Texas Voter ID appears to be doomed. Four things are working against Texas.

First, it appears that each side has rushed their cases, and both sides seem ill-prepared. This hurts Texas more than it hurts DOJ because Section 5 contains a burden shift. The burden shift requires Texas to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that it has a clean soul — that there was absolutely zero discriminatory intent, and zero discriminatory statistical effect, in passing voter ID. That is really tough to do on an accelerated schedule.....

If there is any discriminatory effect on minorities, Texas likely loses under the law. But worst of all, the fog about the real numbers may kill Texas.

Why? Because Texas has the burden of proof.

Second, the biggest thing working against Texas is the burden shift and the 2006 Voting Rights Act reauthorization. The reauthorization required states to prove an absolute absence of any discriminatory intent or effect. “Any” was added in 2006. If, for example, blacks have photo ID statistically in lower numbers than whites, that is a discriminatory effect. I’ve posted the roll call vote for the 2006 reauthorization before. Suffice to say very few Republicans voted against it. Among those who did were Steve King (Iowa), Trent Franks (Arizona), and Louie Gohmert (Texas).


The State of Texas should not be able to meet its burden of proof here. I love the fact that even a political hack like Adams know that things are not going well for the State of Texas

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