For a while now I have been focusing on documenting the accomplishments of Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice - especially the Civil Rights Division.
That's partly because no other federal department was more distorted and dismantled than this one during the Bush years. Mr. Holder had a huge job walking into that mess and I've been more than a little impressed with how he's performed.
In addition, some critics of the Obama administration try to say that he's not done enough for the African American community. These stories put a lie to that critique.
This page will serve to document that ongoing story.
Why I'll have Attorney General Eric Holder's back
DOJ takes on police brutality
Salon notes DOJ's focus on investigating police brutality
Fair Sentencing Act
In shift, DOJ's Civil Rights Division is hiring lawyers with civil rights backgrounds
Holder orders new episodes of "The Wire"
More good news - Fair Sentencing Act applied retroactively
DOJ going after "reverse redlining"
DOJ investigates LA Sheriff for profiling
DOJ steps up to protect women's reproductive health rights
When the right wing gets the story the left missed
"A Nation of cowards"
A few stories I found interesting today
Who will have Attorney General Holder's back?
U.S. Justice Department seeks injunction against S.C. immigration law
DOJ settles with BoA on foreclosure fraud with military families: Baggers of fire complain
Holder takes on voting laws and other DOJ news
Voter ID Laws: Why South Carolina is different from Wisconsin
It's not about civil liberties - it's about endless war!
Looking a bit deeper into the DOJ/AP story
My prediction: Eric Holder isn't going anywhere
From krebscycle: That hopey changey thing at the Department of Justice
Why I still have AG Holder's back
"Obama has done more for [Native American] tribes than the last five presidents combined"
From utaustinliberal: Attorney General Eric Holder: Champion of the People