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Senate Panel Approves Nomination of Debo Adegbile to Justice Dept. Post
Debo Adegbile, a longtime civil rights lawyer and advocate, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Co...


Commentary: The Senate’s Uncourageous Civil Rights Vote
By voting against Debo Adegbile’s nomination as head of the Justice Department’s civil rights divis...


Bill Named After Hadiya Pendleton Clears Senate Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee approves a gun-control measure named in part for Hadiya Pendleton....


Eric Holder Grilled on Associated Press and IRS Controversies
Attorney General Eric Holder says he recused himself from AP probe and has called for an investigat...


Witness at Senate Hearing Says "End Racial Profiling Act" Offends Police
Witnesses offered different perspectives on profiling and debated the "End Racial Profiling Act."...


Commentary: The Susan Rice Battle Is Far From Over
Republicans may have been successful in forcing U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to withdraw her name fro...


Voting Rights Activists Want to Know: Is the Amendment DOA in Congress?
Leaders push Congress to act on voting rights legislation....


Influential Dem Latest to Oppose Obama Judge Pick
Rep. John Lewis joins the chorus of lawmakers who oppose Michael Boggs for the federal bench in Geo...


U.S. Senate Holds Hearings on Voting Problems
The United States Senate Judiciary Committee is conducting hearings to examine the widespread chall...


"We Are Criminalizing Young People"
The alarming number of students who are suspended, expelled and arrested for minor school offenses ...


Senate Quietly Approves Judge Nominees
The Republican-controlled Senate allows for the confirmation of the majority of Obama's judicial pi...


Committee OKs Sotomayor for High Court
Committee OKs Sotomayor for High Court....


Sotomayor Wins GOP Support After Smooth Hearings
Sotomayor wins GOP backers after smooth hearings....


Liberal court pick ready for Senate GOP grilling
Liberal court pick ready for Senate GOP grilling...


Senate votes to extend USA Patriot Act for 1 year
WASHINGTON – The Senate voted Wednesday to extend for a year key provisions of the nation's c...


Sybrina Fulton Speaks at Florida Stand Your Ground Hearing
Sybrina Fulton has responded to the Florida state Senate Judiciary Committee's 7-2 vote for a bill ...


Commentary: It’s Time for the Senate to Confirm Mel Watt
It's time for the Senate to confirm Rep. Mel Watt, who was nominated by President Obama as the head...


This Day in Black History: Oct. 20, 1991
Anita Hill testifies before the Senate that she had been sexually harassed by Clarence Thomas....


Gabrielle Union Revisits Rape in O Magazine
Gabrielle Union Revisits Rape in O Magazine. The actress calls it her "Aha! moment."...


Democrats Defend Obama Health Care Overhaul
Democrats defend Obama health care overhaul....

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