3 Members of U.S. Civil Rights Commission Appeal for Federal Intervention in Support of Davis’ Political Status Suit


Guam – Three members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights have written to the White House and Congressional Judiciary Chairs seeking their intervention on behalf of Guam resident Dave Davis’ class action suit over the non-binding plebiscite on Guam’s political status. The letters were signed by Commissioners Peter Kirsanow, Todd Gaziano and Gail Heriot.

They make clear in the first line of their letters that they are writing in their individual capacities “as three members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and not on behalf of the Commission as a whole.” 

In their letter to President Obama, the three Commissioners write that they believe “there is a strong likelihood that the government of Guam is
violating both the Fifteenth Amendment and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.”

And they accuse Attorney General Holder and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice of failing to conducted “an investigation of this possible violation.” 

READ the letter to President Obama HERE

They want the President to “reply” and let them “know what Attorney General Eric Holder or the Department of Justice has done to investigate and
stop this apparent Fifteenth Amendment violation.. If neither has yet acted please explain why or indicate that you will be directing the Attorney General to act shortly.”

READ the letter to Congressional Judiciary Chairs HERE

Their letter to the Congressional Judiciary Chairs also asks for an investigation into “what Attorney General Eric Holder or the Department of Justice has done in regard to this matter and notify us of what you discover.”