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Friday, March 7, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Senate Blocks Justice Department Appointment of Attorney Who Defended a Notorious Cop Killer

     On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Senate blocked the contentious nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division….The vote was expected to be so close that Vice President Joe Biden presided in the Senate chamber to cast a tie-breaking vote if needed.

     Opposition to Adegbile's nomination stemmed from his role in the representation of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of murdering a Philadelphia police officer in 1981.

"Senate Blocks Controversial DOJ Nominee," NBC News, March 5, 2014 

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