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Adegbile Nomination in Trouble

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Wesley Lowery has this post at The Fix, the WaPo's political blog, on the nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the USDoJ Civil Rights Division.  It is titled, "Remember Mumia Abu-Jamal? He may derail Obama's pick for top civil rights post."

Under new Senate rules approved last November, Adegbile will need to secure a simple majority of senators -- 51 votes -- to clear a procedural hurdle before he is confirmed. But Adegbile's confirmation is at risk of falling short of the votes needed as Democrats face pressure from Republicans and several national law enforcement groups who oppose his nomination.

The first sign that the Adegbile nomination could be in real trouble came last week, when Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) said he would not vote in favor of confirmation.
See earlier posts Jan. 9, Feb. 4, Feb. 6, Feb. 6 (again), Feb. 19, and Feb. 26.

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