BET Wire: Capitol Hill Showdowns and Throwdowns

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  • Debo Adegbile
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal
  • Debo Adegble, John Roberts
  • Lindsay Graham
  • Sarah Palin
  • House of Representatives
  • Kesha Rogers
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  • Elijah Cummings, Darrell Issa
  • Darrell Issa
  • Darrell Issa

A Double Standard?

"This filibuster shows a hypocritical double standard. During the course of their long careers, both John Roberts and Debo Adegbile each performed a vital constitutional service by representing an unpopular client on death row. Roberts is now Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, but opponents of the Adegbile nomination twisted reality and resorted to some of the dirtiest attacks I’ve seen in my professional career," said Wade Henderson, head of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

(Photos from Left: Evan Vucci/AP Photo, File, Steve Petteway/U.S. Supreme Court /Landov)

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