Friday, June 15, 2007

Justice Dept. Reshapes Its Civil Rights Mission - New York Times

Justice Dept. Reshapes Its Civil Rights Mission, N.Y. Times, June 14, 2007:

In recent years, the Bush administration has recast the federal government’s role in civil rights by aggressively pursuing religion-oriented cases while significantly diminishing its involvement in the traditional area of race.
Prosecutions of hate crimes and voting rights violations are down, protection of the rights of religious groups is more robust. Political appointees have affected the hiring of new lawyers, with an increase in graduates from religiously-based law schools (e.g., Ave Maria, Regent, BYU).

Maureen Howard alerted me to this long, interesting article.

1 comment:

Spartacus O'Neal said...

The Conquistadorial concept grafted on to the Puritanical mindset--how nice. I suppose if the trafficked sex slaves were used in sweatshops instead of brothels, everything would be hunky dory.