“I’m highly skeptical and I think they may ultimately regret this move. It could indeed clarify this issue in a way the Biden administration does not want” – Professor Jonathan Turley
Biden’s Justice Department is launching a lawsuit against the state of Georgia over their new voting law, but people are already speculating that it might not stand up to legal scrutiny.
Democrats are very emotionally invested in the politics of the issue, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to a sound legal argument.
Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University discussed the issue on FOX News this weekend:
Biden DOJ lawsuit over Georgia election law may backfire, legal scholar Jonathan Turley says
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Department of Justice is suing the state of Georgia Friday over their passing of a law to ensure election integrity and security. President Biden has been highly critical of the new law comparing it to Jim Crow. George Washington University Law Professor and Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley sat down with “Fox & Friends” Saturday to analyze the DOJ lawsuit.
“I’m highly skeptical and I think they may ultimately regret this move. It could indeed clarify this issue in a way the Biden administration does not want,” Turley said.
Turley raised questions over the merit of the lawsuit citing similarities between Georgia and other states such as Delaware. “But, this is a very dubious case in my view. Because the Georgia law has great overlap with other states like Delaware” he said.
Turley also mentioned the popularity of requiring identification when going to the polls to vote, a key component of the Georgia voting law. “Voter identification as an example is extremely popular with voters And you now see a lot of democratic members beginning to say really, ‘we are not questioning that anymore.’” he added.
Ed Morrissey of Hot Air made a great point about this. He suggests that the White House played along as Democrats whipped their base up into a frenzy about this, but that won’t matter in court:
The courts won’t be interested in the political history; they will want to review the final version of the bill itself. As fact-checkers have repeatedly pointed out, Joe Biden and his administration have repeatedly and ridiculously mischaracterized the law. For instance, the claim that the bill restricted early voting is entirely rubbish, as the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler pointed out in March:
One of the biggest changes in the bill would expand early voting access for most counties, adding an additional mandatory Saturday and formally codifying Sunday voting hours as optional. Counties can have early voting open as long as 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at minimum. If you live in a larger metropolitan county, you might not notice a change. For most other counties, you will have an extra weekend day, and your weekday early voting hours will likely be longer.
Last word goes to this guy:
Merrick Garland losing before the Supreme Court he was denied entry to will be legendary. https://t.co/D6XUzRx9IM
— Joe Cunningham (@JoePCunningham) June 25, 2021
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