On Wednesday, January 8, Debo Adegbile ’94—President Barack Obama’s pick for assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department—testified before the US Senate during his nomination hearing.
A variety of news outlets covered the hearing before and after:
- “Obama Nominates Former NAACP Official To Top Civil Rights Post,” Huffington Post, 11/14/13
- “Justice’s Civil Rights nominee has resume that includes ‘Sesame Street’ and voting rights,” Washington Post, 12/31/13
- “Obama taps ex-Sesame Street actor for Justice post,” USA Today, 1/6/14
- “Civil Rights Division Nominee Praised, Questioned in Senate,” Legal Times, 1/8/14
- “Obama’s pick for top voting rights enforcer survives grilling,” MSNBC, 1/8/14
- “Top law enforcement organization opposes civil rights nominee,” Los Angeles Times, 1/8/14
- “Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy,” The Hill, 1/9/14
- “Obama’s Pick for DOJ Post Represented Convicted Philly Cop Killer,” Fox News (Video), 1/9/14
- “What Fox News and Hannity Blocked Me From Saying: Mumia as Fuel for Right-Wing Agenda,” Huffington Post, 1/11/14
Adegbile is currently the senior counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. A simple majority of votes in the Senate would confirm his nomination.
The hearing was held at 10 am on Wednesday, January 8. You can watch the footage below, starting at 22 minutes. Adegbile delivers his opening statement at 56 minutes:
Posted on January 10, 2014