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Ryan J. Reilly

New DOJ Civil Rights Chief Vanita Gupta Known For 'Trailblazing' Work | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The newly named acting head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is a well-respected ACLU lawyer who has long been active...

Ryan J. Reilly

Former DOJ Civil Rights Nominee: Principles More Important Than A Job Title | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's former nominee to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division said Monday that he hopes young lawyers w...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Civil Rights Nominee Debo Adegbile Withdraws Nomination | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Debo Adegbile, President Barack Obama's beleaguered nominee to lead to the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, has withdrawn his...

Jennifer Bendery

White House 'Recalibrating' On Surgeon General | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House learned its lesson earlier this month when it urged a Senate vote on Debo Adegbile, a key Justice Department nominee, an...

Ryan J. Reilly

Law Students At Chris Coons' Alma Mater Slam His Vote Against DOJ Civil Rights Nominee | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) should know better. That's the argument of a group of over 200 students, faculty and alumni of Yale Law Sch...

Friday Talking Points -- CPAC Follies and More

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ukraine erupted in crisis during the past week, as Russia's Vladimir Putin essentially grabbed Crimea in his own hissy fit. President Obama, of course, has very limited options for dealing with Russia.

Debo Adegbile and the Toxic Influence of Big Money

Marge Baker | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Marge Baker

Earlier this week, the Senate refused to end the filibuster of the nomination of Debo Adegbile to become the head of the Justice Department's Civil Ri...

Democrats Disgrace Themselves on Adegbile Vote

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Someone, such as Adegbile, would have thoughtfully and aggressively enforced the nation's civil rights and voting rights which are exactly the very thing that the GOP has done everything possible to undermine. Now we can add a troop of timid and self-serving Democrats to that shameful list.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Civil Rights Nominee Knew He Was Doomed But Wanted Debate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic leaders knew early Wednesday that they likely didn't have the votes to advance Debo Adegbile, President Barack Obama's...

Ryan J. Reilly

Dem Senator Says Obama Civil Rights Nominee Would Have Been Confirmed If He Was White | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) took to the Senate floor Wednesday night to slam fellow senators for what he called their "shameful" vote to bl...

Here Are The Twitter Handles Of The Dem Senators Who Blocked Obama's Civil Rights Nominee

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

The Senate blocked the confirmation of Debo Adegbile Wednesday to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in a 52 to 47 vote. Seven Sen...

Jennifer Bendery

The Senate Decides Being A Lawyer Disqualifies You From Holding A Legal Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawyers hoping for a political appointment in the future, take note: the U.S. Senate is now judging attorneys based on their representat...

Dem Vows To Protect Voting Rights One Hour After Opposing Top Voting Rights Lawyer

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) sent an email to supporters vowing to help "protect every American's right to vote," one hour after voting against a top ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Chris Coons, Up For Reelection, Caves To Pressure On Civil Rights Nominee | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) says he helped block Debo Adegbile's nomination to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in part...

Ryan J. Reilly

Senate Blocks Obama Civil Rights Nominee For Representing Death Row Inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Wednesday blocked the confirmation of Debo Adegbile, the former head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, to lead the Justice ...

Dem Opposes Obama Nominee For Trying To Overturn Death Sentence

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) plans to vote against President Barack Obama's appointment for a top Justice Department position because the nominee previously...

Obama Nominee Smeared For Helping Man On Death Row | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

In 1982, a Pennsylvania jury sentenced a man to die shortly after convicting him for murdering a Philadelphia police officer. Yet, as a federal appeal...

Ryan J. Reilly

Civil Rights Group Condemns 'Race-Baiting' Cartoon Of Justice Department Nominee | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A prominent civil rights group has condemned a Washington Times political cartoon attacking President Barack Obama's nominee to head the...

What Fox News and Hannity Blocked Me From Saying: Mumia as Fuel for Right-Wing Agenda

Johanna Fernandez | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Johanna Fernandez

In classic Fox form, the interview with me would not be about the case nor about the appointment of Adegbile. Hannity gave ample time to Katie Pavlich who was representing the views of the prosecution, and who was clearly committed to simply echoing its conclusions.

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Nominates Former NAACP Official To Top Civil Rights Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will nominate a former NAACP Legal Defense Fund official to take over the Justice Department's Civil Rights Divis...