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The Senate rejected President Obama’s appointment of Debo Adegbile to a top civil rights post. For weeks, Adegbile’s nomination to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division was under heavy contention. Opponents blocked Adegbile’s confirmation Wednesday amidst controversy surrounding his defense of Mumia Abu-Jamal when he served as head of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund. The Washington […]

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President Obama has nominated a former Mumia Abu-Jamal lawyer, Debo Adegbile, to head up the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The nomination has spurred outrage among conservative groups that are questioning Adegbile’s defense of a convicted cop killer in advance of his confirmation hearing. Adegbile and other lawyers from the NAACP Legal […]