Debo P. Adegbile
Areas of interest:
politics & government
College: Adegbile received a B.A. from Connecticut College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
The Senate rejected President Obama's nomination of Adegbile to head the Justice Department's civil rights division in 2014. Much of the opposition stemmed from his having headed the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund when it represented Mumia Abu-Jamal, who had been convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer.
Other current Debo P. Adegbile relationships:
American Constitution Society - director
Connecticut College - trustee
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights - commissioner
Vera Institute of Justice - trustee
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr - partner
Debo P. Adegbile past relationships:
Mumia Abu-Jamal - attorney
Fraternal Order of Police - opposed nomination as assistant attorney general
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund - acting president & director-counsel
Senate Judiciary Committee - senior counsel
Sesame Street - actor
U.S. Department of Justice - assistant attorney general nominee
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