Civil rights in the Bush era

Department of Justice sealA GAO report to Congress about the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division during Bush years shows a significant drop in enforcement of several major antidiscrimination and voting rights laws compared with the Clinton years.  Law Professor Robert Volk says the GAO report substantiates suspicions that the Bush administration had little interest in enforcing civil rights laws and had politicized the DoJ.

“Along with the well-publicized firings of United States attorneys during the Bush administration, as well as the politicization of the hiring process, this report paints a very sad picture of law enforcement during those eight years.”

Contact Robert Volk, 617-353-3156, rvolk@bu.edu

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