Racism is the best explanation for the debate surrounding Debo Adegbile’s nomination to the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. It was precisely because Adegbile is such a good pick to head the division that the right wing launched a vicious smear campaign that, sadly and predictably, worked.
The nomination of Dawn Johnsen to head the Office of Legal Counsel, along with Eric Holder and other Obama picks, signals an end to the Bush Administration reigns of terror on prisoners of war and on women’s rights.
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."