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Obama Administration Names Key Civil Rights Nominee, But Still No Replacement for Holder

Vanita Gupta, who will lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, has been widely praised for her civil rights record. But progress on civil rights will also depend on who replaces Attorney General Eric Holder.

Vanita Gupta, who will lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, has been widely praised for her civil rights record. But progress on civil rights will also depend on who replaces Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Eric Holder’s Successor Must Prioritize Issues of Racial Justice

The Department of Justice should be the civil rights conscience of the federal government, especially in times of national crisis. And in turn, its attorney general must stand at the forefront of that initiative.

The Department of Justice should be the civil rights conscience of the federal government, especially in times of national crisis. And in turn, its attorney general must stand at the forefront of that initiative.

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The Real Question Progressives Should Ask About the New Attorney General

Eric Holder

We must examine Holder’s potential successors’ lived experiences to uncover what their priorities are, whom they’re accountable to, and what values they’ll take into this appointment.

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Number of Women in the Running To Be Next Attorney General

With the announcement of Eric Holder’s departure as attorney general has come the inevitable speculation over who his replacement might be. Much of that speculation is credibly pointing toward a female candidate.

With the announcement of Eric Holder’s departure as attorney general has come the inevitable speculation over who his replacement might be. Much of that speculation is credibly pointing toward a female candidate.

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Holder Is Stepping Down at a Critical Moment for Civil Rights

Eric Holder's resignation comes as the Justice Department ramps up efforts to combat widespread racial and gender discrimination.

Eric Holder’s resignation comes as the Justice Department ramps up efforts to combat widespread racial and gender discrimination.

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Ted Cruz, Mike Lee Introduce Bill to Stem Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses

With virtually no chance of passage in the current Congress, the Cruz-Lee bill appears to be motivated by politics.(Pictured above: Sens. Mike Lee, left, and Ted Cruz)

With virtually no chance of passage in the current Congress, the Cruz-Lee bill appears to be motivated by politics.

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Eric Holder Staying On As Attorney General Is Good News For Reproductive Rights

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Under Attorney General Eric Holder, the Department of Justice has gotten serious about FACE prosecutions.

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Women’s Rights, Civil Rights Leaders Urge Swift Confirmation of Eric Holder for Attorney General

Confirmation hearings for Eric Holder, nominated to be Attorney General in the Obama Administration, were originally planned on a fast-track.  Women’s rights and civil rights leaders are calling on the Senate for swift confirmation.
But Republicans leaders say "not so fast."

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