Bush Seeks Limit to Suits Over Voting Rights
"WASHINGTON -- Bush administration lawyers argued in three closely contested states last week that only the Justice Department, and not voters themselves, may sue to enforce the voting rights set out in the Help America Vote Act, which was passed in the aftermath of the disputed 2000 election.
Veteran voting-rights lawyers expressed surprise at the government's action, saying that closing the courthouse door to aspiring voters would reverse decades of precedent.
Since the civil rights era of the 1960s, individuals have gone to federal court to enforce their right to vote, often with the support of groups such as the NAACP, the AFL-CIO, the League of Women Voters or the state parties. And until now, the Justice Department and the Supreme Court had taken the view that individual voters could sue to enforce federal election law."
(This is a glimpse into what the bastard GopPiG thugs want to do to us--Put everything they can in the hands of their own power mongers like John AssKrak, defeated ex-senator and hated idealogue.) *aj*