A federal court has ruled that citizens may not sue governments that commit crimes against voting by Americans of color — and that only the government, that is, those who commit the voting crimes, may sue.
Tellingly, this case was supported by Tim Griffin, Bush Jr’s Deputy Attorney General who had to resign after the Palast report on BBC TV that exposed him as the creator of the “caging” lists that bent the 2004 election.
This new ruling means that only the voting criminals themselves can bring a case against themselves. For example: Tim Griffin, now Attorney General of Arkansas, would have to sue himself to stop voter caging. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton — currently impeached and facing jail time for corruption — would have to sue himself for his public admission that he bent the election for Donald Trump by blocking the mailing of two million ballots into Houston.
In this case, the court ruled that the NAACP and ACLU are forever prohibited from filing suit under the Voting Rights Act.
Greg Palast (Rolling Stone, Guardian, BBC) is the author of The New York Times bestsellers, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and the book and documentary,
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
His latest film is Vigilante: Georgia's Vote Suppression Hitman
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