by Cord Jefferson onOctober 29, 2010
As part of The Root's series about how President Obama's policies affect African Americans, we look at the work being done by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.
by Nsenga Burton onOctober 22, 2010
The Justice Department can't agree on whose rights to defend.
November 1, 2009
President Obama's passage of the hate crimes bill is only the beginning of the process. Accurate reporting enables us to identify those specific counties and jurisdictions that warrant increased attention and scrutiny, and where prosecutorial resources should be deployed.
October 8, 2009
After the Derrion Albert beating, Attorney General Eric Holder tried responding to the growing profile of youth violence in America. In his remarks in Chicago with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, he never once mentioned the word "gun."
by Sherrilyn A. Ifill onApril 17, 2009
Failure to prosecute could leave the impression that the law can play favorites and that the options differ depending on your station in life.
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