Dumb and dumber all-in-oneby James Sandefer on Jun. 13, 2012, under Politics
Jenigh Garrett is a self-professed radical DOJ Voting Section lawyer who just filed a lawsuit to halt Florida from eliminating non-citizens from the voter rolls. She’s been a career opponent of state election integrity laws, along with numerous recent hires exposed by the PJ Media Every Single One series. She seems to have no grip whatsoever on the meaning of illegal and actually seems to embrace the notion.
According to recent news reports Ms. Garrett worked for nearly five years as an assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF) focusing on voting-related litigation. She co-drafted the NAACP LDF’s amicus brief in Crawford v. Marion County Board of Elections, claiming that voter ID laws are unconstitutional (the Supreme Court rejected it in an opinion by Justice John Paul Stevens). From her perspective, anyone should be able to show up at voting poll and cast a vote without any proof of citizenship. That’s absurd; people routinely have to present a driver’s license or valid photo ID when shopping in many retail stores with a credit card.
Garrett also was a member of the NAACP litigation team in Hayden v. Paterson, arguing that felon disenfranchisement laws violate the Voting Rights Act (the Second Circuit court rejected it). In her opinion, convicted felons should be able to vote along with law abiding citizens. Gosh, why not allow convicted felons, the pillars of society, to have the same right to partake of the political process as law abiding citizens.
She’s a member of the American Constitution Society and made a recent presentation at Yale Law School on “The Future of Black Legal Scholarship and Activism.” Interestingly, the DOJ’s FOIA office rebutted the other activities listed on her resume.
Hmm, I wonder if the next thing on her agenda will be mandating the establishment of a voting poll at all prisons on election days. What could possibly go wrong by putting the inmates in charge of the incarceration facility.