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    President Obama calls the Senate's rejection of his nominee to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division a "travesty." It's a puzzle that he nominated Debo P. Adegbile in the first place. Here was a nomination doomed from the beginning.

  • **FILE** President Obama applauds in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 18, 2013, during his announcement that he would nominate Thomas E. Perez (right) for Labor secretary. (Associated Press)

    Obama's Labor pick Thomas Perez abused power, GOP lawmakers say

    Republicans have ramped up attacks on President Obama's pick to head the Labor Department, releasing a scathing report that says Thomas E. Perez abused his power and negotiated a dubious deal while serving as head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.

  • Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

    Feds: Mississippi officials violate juveniles' rights

    The Justice Department has targeted Mississippi in a federal lawsuit alleging that the due process rights of children "repeatedly and routinely" are violated when arrested for minor offenses, accusing officials of operating a "school to prison pipeline" that singles out blacks and juveniles with disabilities.

  • Feds sue Mississippi for rights violations

    The Justice Department has targeted Mississippi in a federal lawsuit claiming that the due process rights of children are "repeatedly and routinely" violated when arrested for minor offenses, accusing officials of operating a "school to prison pipeline" that singles out blacks and juveniles with disabilities.

  • Texas sex trafficker sentenced to 30 years

    A 36-year-old Texas man was sentenced Monday in federal court in Dallas to 30 years in prison followed by 30 years of supervised release on his guilty plea to conspiracy to traffic women for prostitution, including those involved in adult escort websites headquartered in Dallas and Fort Worth as well as Boston and Washington.

  • Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

    Eminent domain used to push out blacks, suit says

    The Justice Department has brought a lawsuit against Joliet, Ill., accusing the city of seeking to "limit or reduce" its number of black residents by seizing a federally subsidized housing development through eminent domain.

  • **FILE** Rep. Frank R. Wolf

    GOP lawmaker acts to shield whistleblower

    A Republican lawmaker has sternly warned Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. not to take any action against a high-ranking Justice Department official who told the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that the government's dismissal of a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party was a "travesty of justice."

  • Illustration: Black Panther justice by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Black Panther case: Red hot

    Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez has an obligation to clean house at the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. That's clear after explosive new whistle-blower testimony under oath Friday in the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case, which triggers a pledge Mr. Perez made under oath on May 14. Failure to fire some officials and to radically revamp practices in the Civil Rights Division would represent clear dereliction of duty by Mr. Perez.

  • ** FILE ** Members of the New Black Panther Party walk toward the U.S. Capitol for the Million More Movement rally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on Oct. 15, 2005. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

    Justice IG probing Black Panther case

    The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division — in the wake of the New Black Panther Party case — is being investigated by the department's office of inspector general to determine whether voting section employees have been harassed for participating in specific investigations or prosecutions.

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