Senate blocks civil-rights nominee

Pryor, 6 other Democrats vote no on choice for Justice post

Posted: March 6, 2014 at 5:19 a.m.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, speaks after Wednesday’s vote blocking Debo Adegbile to lead the Justice Department’s civil-rights division. McConnell had questioned Adegbile’s fitness for the job.

The U.S. Senate blocked President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department civil-rights division after Republicans and law-enforcement groups objected to his role in the case of a Black Panther activist convicted of killing a white Philadelphia police officer.

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