William Barr Must Prove He Can Defend Civil Rights for All

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February 14, 2019

Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, over the objections of civil rights leaders.

As Attorney General, William Barr will be responsible for defending the civil rights of all people, not just the wealthy and the powerful.

From his first day on the job, he must make clear that, unlike his predecessor, he will not use the Department of Justice as a weapon of discrimination and bigotry.

He must bring new leadership to the Department of Justice, and get it back in the business of defending civil rights and equal justice under law for all people.