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Obama 'Cloak-And-Dagger' DOJ Group On Voting Rights Excluded Key Bush Official | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Justice Department official appointed to head the Voting Section of DOJ's Civil Rights Division during the Bush administration was exc...

New Black Panthers: Coates' Testimony a "Bombshell" -- Of the Self-Exploding Kind

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

The lawsuit on the Panthers was a rush to judgment -- filed long before it was ripe, before a full investigation was completed, and contrary to longstanding practices whether the defendants be black or white.

Voting Rights Section Battle: Controversial Bush Appointee Reassigned

The American Prospect | Adam Serwer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sometime during Christmas week, Christopher Coates, the chief of the Voting Rights Section of the Justice Department, was quietly reassigned to an 18-...