To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Get out of Tax Debt!
Date: Thu Jan 23 15:21:50 MST 2014
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r and more important" inside of Chechnya in the wake of bloody wars with the Russians. He said the official leadership is more secular and moderate, but there is an extremist element that sees the Russians as "infidels." He said the Al Qaeda links are tenuous, though Al Qaeda "sympathizes" with them.Regardless of the motivations of the suspects in the Boston bombing, which killed three and injured dozens, Phares said it is possible they still have broader "logistical support" within the United States. d it pursued damages in the case.But, according to the report, the Justice Department stayed away from that case in order to get the city to drop an appeal to the Supreme Court on another matter. The department was allegedly concerned that the high court, in the course of reviewing that case, would strike down a major element of civil rights enforcement.The case the Justice Department was allegedly concerned about was St. Paul's appeal on a case in which property owners said the city made extraordinary efforts, through strict code enforcement, to condemn their properties. The owners said reducing the amount of affordable housing for minorities violated the federal Fair Housing Act -- by what is known as "disparate impact."Perez appeared to think the Supreme Court overturning the case would have been a severe blow to civil rights enforcement, the report concluded.The "disparate impact" provision, which the report described as legally questionable, prohibits housing policies that end up discriminating against certain groups even if those policies are not blatantly discriminatory.Perez acknowledged Thursday that he thought that case "was a poor vehicle for the Supreme Court to address the broad issue."Asked why he intervened, he said "The Department of Justice is really a guardian of the Fair Housing Act."Alexander retorted: "Well, the Department of Justice is a guardian of taxpayers as well."But Perez noted that the value of a losing case