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    Secretary of Labor Nomination Hearing

    Thomas Perez, nominee for secretary of the Department of Labor, testified at a nomination hearing held by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee. Mr. Perez told the committee his top…

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    Labor Secretary Nomination

    President Obama announced his nomination of Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez to replace Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.

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    Civil Rights Division Oversight

    Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez testified on the Justice Department’s approach to enforcing voting rights laws. Republicans contended that the Justice Department…

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    Fair Lending Settlement

    Justice Department officials announced that Wells Fargo had agreed to pay $175 million to settle accusations of unfair and discriminatory lending practices to African Americans and Hispanics. It…

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    Lawsuit Against Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff's Office

    The Justice Departent announced a lawsuit against Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The suit stems from allegations that the Sheriff’s office violated the constitutional rights of…

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    Election Issues, Redistricting and Campaigns Panel

    Secretaries of state and others spoke about the congressional redistricting process and the Department of Justice’s role in determining constitutionality of maps redrawn. They also talked…

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    Bank of America Mortgage Lending Settlement

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced a $335 million settlement with Countrywide over claims of discriminatory lending practices, the largest fair lending settlement in U.S. history.…

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    Trailways Bus Station Tribute to Freedom Riders

    A 50th anniversary reunion was held of Freedom Riders. In the Spring and Summer of 1961, black and white Freedom Riders rode buses throughout the South in an effort to eradicate racial…

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    Civil Rights of Muslim Americans

    Witnesses testified on discrimination and hate crimes against Muslim Americans. Among the topics they addressed were hate speech, law enforcement practices, anti-Muslim legislative efforts…

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    Martin Luther King Commemoration

    Attorney General Eric Holder led a commemoration ceremony for Martin Luther King Jr. Former New Orleans Mayor and National Urban League President Marc Morial also spoke at the event. They…

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    Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary

    Witnesses testified on the legacy and future of the Americans with Disabilities Act 20 years after its enactment.

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    Civil Rights Division Oversight

    Thomas Perez testified about operations of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. Among the topics he addressed were recent changes that have occurred in the civil rights…

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    Justice Department Civil Rights Division Agenda

    Thomas Perez talked about the agenda of the Justice Department’s civil rights division. In his remarks he spoke of the continuing need for the civil rights division. Other topics included…

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