Holder: Justice Department Has Re-Opened The "Civil Rights Division"
"We have reinvigorated the important work of our Civil Rights Division. Not only is this office once again open for business, it has never been stronger," Attorney General Eric Holder said at a speech to the American Constitution Society.
"Now, some of you know during this administration's first fiscal year the Department filed a record number of civil rights criminal cases," Holder added.
"We've also expanded enforcement efforts to guarantee that in our work places, our military bases, in our housing and lending markets, in our voting booths in our border areas, in our schools and places of worship. And I mean all places of worship," Holder also said.
Holder speaks of prosecuting those who deny us of our basic civil liberties, however he himself dropped a case against the New Blank Panthers for "violating the Voter Rights Act in November 2008 by using coercion, threats and intimidation at a Philadelphia polling station."