Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hope #2 realized: DoJ ignores W's latest request (...maybe)

Ohio Vote-Challenge Effort Hits Another Roadblock
By Ian Urbina
The Caucus: The New York Times Politics Blog
29 Oct 2008
The Department of Justice will not require Ohio to disclose the names of voters whose registration applications did not match other government databases, according to two people familiar with discussions between state and federal lawyers.

The source is a NYT politics blog, so this may not be the last word... but it's still encouraging.

Given that there has not been a positive response to W from DoJ in the several days since he made his request, I'm hopeful that a real news story will confirm the report shortly.

If the reporting continues to emphasize what appear to be low-level "discussions" within DoJ, the suggestion is that folks will have decided to simply ignore W's request - not even bothering to formally respond to their putative boss.

I'm really hoping that this is how it in fact plays out. Mukasey doesn't issue a statement, DoJ doesn't issue a formal reply... rather, DoJ simply and straight-forwardly publicly ignores W.

Have a nice day.

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