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Ryan J. Reilly

Ferguson Police Department May Fold Due To DOJ Probe

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- U.S. Justice Department investigations of police departments in the past have led to reforms or lengthy litigation. But the DOJ probe...

ACLU Calls For Federal Probe Into Mexican Farmworker's Slaying

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2015 | Latino Voices

SEATTLE, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to launch an investigation into the fatal polic...

Ryan J. Reilly

The Civil Rights Chief DOJ Thinks Liberals Will Love, Conservatives Can Work With

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The new acting head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is a liberal activist lawyer who has spoken out on the “disas...

Ryan J. Reilly

New DOJ Civil Rights Chief Vanita Gupta Known For 'Trailblazing' Work

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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Adegbile, President Barack Obama's beleaguered nominee to lead to the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, has withdrawn his...

Ryan J. Reilly

Ferguson Police Department's Cooperation Could Aid DOJ Civil Rights Probe

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

This article was made possible by HuffPost readers through their support of the Ferguson Fellowship. Here's how you can back more reporting like this ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Administration Joins Suits Against GOP-Backed Voting Restrictions In Wisconsin, Ohio

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration on Wednesday sought to join two ongoing lawsuits against voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio. In the filings, the Justice Depar...

Ryan J. Reilly

Dem Senator Says Obama Civil Rights Nominee Would Have Been Confirmed If He Was White

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Jennifer Bendery

The Senate Decides Being A Lawyer Disqualifies You From Holding A Legal Post

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ryan J. Reilly

Senate Blocks Obama Civil Rights Nominee For Representing Death Row Inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Nominates Former NAACP Official To Top Civil Rights Post

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Administration Will Sue State Over Restrictive Voting Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will sue the state of North Carolina on Monday in an effort to block an array of voting restrictions passed by ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Supreme Court Ruling Forces Changes For Government Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act last week, members of the Supreme Court didn’t just neuter a major component...

Sabrina Siddiqui

DOJ Mum On Civil Rights Probe Into FBI Killing

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice said it has no immediate plans to begin a civil rights investigation into the FBI shooting death of Ibragim To...

Ryan J. Reilly

Voting Section Report Tries, Fails To Equate Obama, Bush Politicization

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Justice Department officials are pushing back on a report released last week that they say falsely equates the Bush administratio...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama 'Cloak-And-Dagger' DOJ Group On Voting Rights Excluded Key Bush Official

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...