Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Controversial DOJ Nominee on Party Lines

deboconfirmationThe Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved President Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, who had drawn scorn from some Republicans and police unions.

Debo Adegbile had received criticism for his involvement in the legal defense of Mumia Abu Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1982.

Adegbile was approved on a 10-8 party-line vote…

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