Maryland lawyer Tom Perez has been tapped to lead the embattled Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice. That division faced criticism from the DOJ’s inspector general during the Bush years for allegedly using ideological litmus tests in choosing lawyers for key roles. We talk with Perez about his plans for reform.


  • Tom Perez Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice

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