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Over One Thousand Law Professors and Deans Express Concern Over Blocked Adegbile Nomination

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A letter from more than 1,000 law professors and deans this week questioned the message the Senate sent in March when it filibustered the nomination of Debo Adegbile as assistant attorney general for civil rights at the Department of Justice. The letter was sent to Sens. Patrick Leahy, D. Vt., and Charles Grassley, R. Iowa. … Read More

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Senate Blocks Nomination of Adegbile to Civil Rights Post

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Senate blocked the nomination (47-52) on Wednesday of Debo P. Adegbile to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, becoming the first nominee not to get cloture since the Senate changed its filibuster rules in November. “This filibuster shows a hypocritical double standard. During the … Read More

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Judiciary Committee Sends Adegbile Nomination to Senate Floor

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-8 today to advance the nomination of Debo Adegbile to be Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice. The Civil Rights Division is critical to the lives of millions of Americans, as it enforces housing, education, and employment discrimination laws, hate crime laws, the Violence … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Advocates Support Debo Adegbile’s Nomination to Head Civil Rights Division

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Today is the confirmation hearing for Debo Adegbile, who has been nominated to be Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice. In that role, he would head DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, which was created in 1957 to be the primary agency enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of … Read More

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Committee Vote Sends President Obama’s Secretary of Labor Nominee Tom Perez to Full Senate

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In a 12-10 vote along party lines, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee last week voted out the nomination of Tom Perez  to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Obama. Despite the lack of Republican support in the HELP Committee, Perez – who is currently serving as assistant … Read More

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