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National Disability Rights Network Decries Senate’s Failure to Confirm Debo Adegbile to be Assistant Attorney General

For Immediate Release
March 6, 2014                       

Contact: Patrick Wojahn
202.408.9514 x102


WASHINGTON – Curt Decker, Executive Director of the National Disability Rights Network, decried the Senate’s failure to confirm Debo Adegbile to be Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The confirmation failed in the Senate yesterday by a vote of 52-47.

“Mr. Adegbile would be an exceptional individual to carry on recent groundbreaking work by the Civil Rights Division inA driver’s eligibility to use traffic driving test questions to dismiss a traffic ticket or earn a car insurance discount will be determined by his or her traffic court or car insurance provider. advancing the integration of people with disabilities in employment and community settings. His history of principled and measured approach to civil rights issues and skill both inside and outside the courtroom would be a huge benefit to people with disabilities.”

“Yesterday’s vote was a disappointment. We hope that the Senate will reconsider its vote on this well-qualified individual in the near future.”


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The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and the Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the Network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.