Law Enforcement

Holder Focuses on Civil Rights

Another area in which Attorney General Eric Holder is seeking to undo the influence of former president Bush. According to The New York Times, Holder’s Justice Department “is planning a major revival of high-impact civil rights enforcement against policies, in areas ranging from housing to hiring, where statistics show that minorities fare disproportionately poorly.” Holder hopes to reenergize a civil rights department that was marginalized and politicized by Bush by hiring 50 new lawyers. Issues that will be focused on include voting rights, housing, employment, bank lending practices, and redistricting after the 2010 census.