Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice, Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, January 29, 2014 [open pdf - 2MB]
This is the January 29, 2014 hearing on "Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice," held before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate. From the opening statement of Patrick J. Leahy: "It is interesting that the Judiciary Act of 1789--and neither Senator Grassley nor I were here at that time, but the Office of the Attorney General has carried since its inception the responsibility to protect Americans and safeguard the rights and liberties that make our country great. That is why it is the Attorney General of the United States--not the Secretary of Justice or anything else, but the Attorney General of the United States--representing all of us. For much of the past two centuries, the Department has faced many challenges: combating violent crime, fraud, and corruption and enforcing our Nation's laws. Over the last several decades, the mission of the Department expanded to include protecting the civil rights of all Americans. We have to continue this even today, years after the end of Jim Crow laws and poll taxes. That is why I recently joined with Representative Sensenbrenner to introduce the bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Eric H. Holder.
S. Hrg. 113-881; Serial No. J-113-47
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