The Obama/Holder DOJ is targeting legal businesses it regards as undesirable by pressuring banks to cut off their accounts under “Operation Choke Point,” as described by Glenn Reynolds at the link. Denying these businesses their sources of funds is of questionable legality to say the least. “It seems almost like some sort of conspiracy to deprive people of their civil rights.” Um, yes!
The DOJ’s criteria for targeting appear to be rather arbitrary. Reynolds quotes from the WaPo law blog: “The ability to destroy legal industries through secret actions to deprive them of banking services has obvious political consequences. . . . In principle, of course, the logic of Operation Choke Point could be extended to groups not currently targeted.” If you’re okay with seeing this sort of abuse targeted at porn performers, ammo dealers and payday loans, just wait until another party takes office. See how you like their list.