Sunday, November 17, 2013

President Announces Nominee For Assistant Attorney General For Civil Rights

Last Thursday, President Obama announced his intention to nominate Debo P. Adegbile as Assistant Attorney General to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.  The Civil Rights Division enforces federal anti-discrimination laws, including those that prohibit religious discrimination.  The nominee has served since July as Senior Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, and before that worked at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.