AG Olens concerned about constitutional creds of Obama Administration
12:27 pm, February 26th, 2013
In a Google Hangout conversation (placed on YouTube; see below) Monday February 25, three Republican attorney generals, including Georgia’s AG Sam Olens, took questions from the public and reporters, and discussed the various ways they plan to challenge the Obama administration. Said Olens:
We are going to go against an administration that doesn’t follow constitutional mandates.
Olens also expressed concern about the constitutionality, and seeks an “overhall”, of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which holds any proposed changes to Georgia’s (and eight other states with a history of voter discrimination) voting laws accountable to the U.S. Justice Department or a 3-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit.
At 16:47 on the video Olens states:
It’s very different in 2013 than it was in 1964. And it is time for Section 5 to be found unconstitutional, and for Section 2 to be the standard by which all 50 states have to seek fair elections.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge by Alabama on Wednesday, February 27, to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.