Obama’s appointment for head of Civil Rights Division

Obama’s appointment for the head of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice…

Obama to nominate ACLU lawyer to lead Justice Department’s civil rights division
Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post, October 15, 2014

Excerpt:

images Gupta, 39, who was born in the Philadelphia area to immigrant parents, has been praised by a wide array of political activists for her civil rights work, especially on prison reform, an issue on which liberals and conservatives have found common ground.

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“Her first case involved leading an effort to win the release of 38 defendants in Tulia, Tex., whose drug convictions and long sentences were discredited by her legal team. All of the defendants were pardoned in 2003 by Gov. Rick Perry, and Gupta helped negotiate a $5 million settlement for the defendants.”

 

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