Unclear on the Concept


Mike Schilling

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  1. Avatar Russell M says:

    hey to orrin hatch having a functional government is despotism.Report

  2. Avatar Pinky says:

    I’m no expert on this, but IF the Justice Department is moving against a Texas law on the basis of Section 5 of the VRA, and Section 5 only applies to jurisdictions found wanting under Section 4, and there’s currently no Section 4, then yes, the Justice Department is arbitrarily moving against Texas. Your second standard, “making a request of a different branch of government”, is way too vague. If the DoJ called on the National Guard to implement martial law in Texas it would fall under your second definition, but yeah, it would be despotic too.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling says:

      Federalizing the guard is done completely within the executive branch, using the president’s power as commander-in-chief.Report