- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday that Vanita Gupta would become the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.

Ms. Gupta joins the department from the American Civil Liberties Union, where she worked as the director for the group’s Center for Justice.

“Vanita has spent her entire career working to ensure that our nation lives up to its promise of equal justice for all,” Mr. Holder said. “Even as she has done trailblazing work as a civil rights lawyer, Vanita is also known as a unifier and consensus builder. She has a knack for bridging differences and building coalitions to drive progress.”

Ms. Gupta joins the Civil Rights Division as it is involved in ongoing investigations into accusations of racial bias and police brutality motivated by shootings in Ferguson, Mo.

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