November 20, 2010

Oh The Things You Find, When You Dig The Trib (A Brief Addendum)

As an addendum to the previous blog post. According to news reports the California suit was filed by University of Missouri-Kansas City law professor Kris Kobach.

From the Times:
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard with a doctorate from Oxford University, Mr. Kobach earned his law degree from Yale.
So presumably he's one of those Ivy League elites Sarah Palin's been warnin' us about for a while - one of those "experts" who think they're better'n the rest of us, who talk down to regular folks like us because we never went to Harvard or Yale or Oxford.

He's also Of Counsel for the Immigration Reform Law Institute. It was for the IRLI that Kobach brought suit. According to their website:
IRLI is the public interest law affiliate of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
We've stumbled across FAIR before, haven't we?

Yes, we have.

Did you know that the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled FAIR a hate group?

Did you know that foundations controlled by Richard Mellon Scaife have given FAIR about $3.4 million over the last 25 years?

Small world, ain't it?

1 comment:

rich10e said...

"To his critics, Dees is not so much a crusader for justice as a slick showman who uses fears of racial violence to enrich himself and his organization. They say SPLC is primarily a fund-raising machine that sucks donations away from other civil rights organizations. SPLC, these detractors say, does little to address difficult issues - such as voting rights and affirmative action - that are of more concern among poor and minority Americans than the acts of scattered Ku Klux Klan groups and right-wing militias.

Stephen Bright of the Southern Center of Human Rights, an Atlanta-based anti-death-penalty group, calls Dees "a fraud and a con man" who has "milked a lot of very wonderful, well-intentioned people."

A scathing article in the November 2000 Harper's Magazine quoted one critic who called Dees the "Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker of the civil rights movement." The article charged that SPLC relies on emotional pleas that suggest the organization is under terrible financial stress, skirting the fact that SPLC is the wealthiest civil rights group in America."