Friday, September 21, 2007

HJC chairman conyers to hold hearing on wan kim legacy in civil rights division of DOJ

on tuesday next, or sept.
25, 2007 at 10 a.m., e.d.t., the
house judiciary committee will hold a
hearing on the deterioration of
enforcement efforts in the area
of civil rights in employment
settings -- a function long, and
quite ably, advanced by the civil
rights division of the department
of justice. that is, until the bush
administration began systematically
firing, demoting, demeaning and
re-assigning the fine career attorneys
prosecuting employment cases under
our civil rights and equal opportunity
statutes and regulations. . .

this is alberto gonzales', and
wan kim's, legacy. we need to
figure out how best to restore
professionalism, independence
and zeal for a fair use of the
law to the civil rights division.

let's hope this hearing makes
a good start. i'll have a working
link to the live webcast, here by
very early on tuesday morning:

Tuesday 09/25/2007 - 10:00 AM
2141 Rayburn House Office Building


Subcommittee on the Constitution,
Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties

Oversight Hearing on the Employment
Section of the Civil Rights Division
of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Panel I:

Asheesh Agarwal
Deputy Assistant Attorney General
U. S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division

Panel II:

Richard Ugelow
Practitioner in Residence
Washington College of Law
American University

Janet Caldero
Beechhurst, NY

Eric S. Dreiband
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Jocelyn Frye
General Counsel
Workplace Fairness Program
National Partnership for Women and Families

By Direction of the Chairman

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