Tag: Attorney General

Marcia Fudge, Michael Regan, and Merrick Garland

Senate Confirms Trio of Historic Appointments: Marcia Fudge, Michael Regan and Merrick Garland

In a busy day of historic firsts on the Capitol yesterday, March 10, the Senate confirmed President Biden’s selections for housing secretary, chief of the environmental protection agency and attorney general.  Veteran lawmaker and Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge has been approved as the new head of the Department of Housing…

Pantaleo, Garner

#ICan’tBreathe: Daniel Pantaleo, NYPD Officer Who Killed Eric Garner, Placed on Leave After Judge Recommends His Firing

Eric Garner was killed five years ago, but without real justice, his story remains in the spotlight. New York Police Department spokesman announced Aug. 2 that they had suspended Daniel Pantaleo, the white officer who killed Garner by using an illegal chokehold to restrain him as he yelled “I can’t…

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Next U.S. Attorney General

In a 52-47 vote late Wednesday, largely along party lines, the U.S. Senate confirmed Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as the nation’s next attorney general. Despite strong opposition from lawmakers, citizens and civil rights groups across the spectrum from the NAACP to the HRC and ACLU Sessions will lead the U.S….