By Charlie Butts and Billy Davis
May 27, 2016
The so-called “bathroom wars” have spilled over from department stores into courtrooms, where a legal battle is under way over the power and reach of the federal government.
“The Department of Justice has become an ideological weapon,” observes J. Christian Adams, himself a former DOJ attorney who quit with the new title of whistleblower in 2010.
Adams has been a watchdog of the DOJ ever since, and lately he’s been watching the federal agency fight the state of North Carolina over House Bill 2.
Meanwhile, another court battle is brewing after 11 states, led by Texas, are challenging the Obama administration and its transgender-friendly edict over public school restrooms, shower rooms, and locker rooms.
North Carolina’s legislation, signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory, stipulates people must use the public restroom that corresponds with their gender at birth.
The simple-sounding law unleashed a left-wing firestorm against McCrory and state legislators, and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch claimed in a May 9 press conference that North Carolina had “created state-sponsored discrimination.”
When Lynch gave McCrory and North Carolina a deadline to rescind the law, the Tar Heel State instead announced it was suing the DOJ.
And now the Department of Justice is counter-suing the state.
Adams tells OneNewsNow that DOJ attorneys “on the far fringes of legal thought” are working on the North Carolina lawsuit. They are “radicalized” and “race obsessed,” he claims.
In a May 22 story for PJ Media, Adams describes the history of those “radicalized” attorneys, citing their own biographies and resumes. The attorneys have sued municipalities when minorities fail firefighter and police exams; majored in race-based and gender-based courses as undergraduates; provided legal services to illegal aliens; and advocated for “social justice,” “reproductive justice,” and homosexual rights, among other left-wing causes.
“Their job,” Adams says of Lynch and the attorneys working for her, “is to transform America as fast as they can using the law, using courts, using threats, in the remaining months of office.”
Meanwhile, officials from 11 states filed a lawsuit May 25 in federal court arguing that the Department of Education’s new transgender rule “has no basis in law,” The Washington Post reported.
“The federal government started this fight,” insists Jonathan Saenz, who leads the family advocacy group Texas Values.
“The federal government has no congressional authority to do this,” he tells OneNewsNow. “This is just a decision they decided to make on their own – an executive fiat if you will.”
Numerous state officials quoted by the Post agree, and the story says Texas is joined by officials from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Maine.
The lawsuit was filed against the Justice Department, the Education Department, the Labor Department, and the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, and officials within those agencies, the Post said.
This story was posted first here at OneNewsNow.com. It is posted on the Christian Action League’s website with permission.