“…Trump has tapped Eric S. Dreiband to lead the civil rights unit of the Justice Department. If confirmed by the Senate, he will be in charge of overseeing cases involving voting rights, policing and discrimination.”
The Daily Kos article continues: “Dreiband has quite a record of representing organizations—mainly those that actively fought for their right to discriminate against certain groups. It also appears that he also has little to no experience in advocating for civil rights laws.
“Dreiband’s highest profile case to date has been his representation of Abercrombie & Fitch in a discrimination case in which they refused to hire a 17-year-old Muslim woman because of her head scarf.
“Abercrombie insisted that it didn’t have a reason to know the headscarf was meant for religious purposes. The court [Supreme Court] didn’t buy it, ruling 8-1 in favor of the Muslim woman.
“He also has defended the tobacco company R.J. Reynolds in an age discrimination case, Bloomberg in a pregnancy discrimination case, and the Washington Post in an age and race discrimination case.”
Senators Reed and Whitehouse can lead the charge in opposing Eric Dreiband who will further Trump’s agenda of weakening our democracy by not vigorously defending our civil rights.
Call: Senators Reed and Whitehouse
Topic: Vote Publicly Oppose Dreiband’s DOJ Nomination
Please call Sens. Reed and Whitehouse’s office and urge them to publicly oppose the nomination of Eric Dreiband to head the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights division.
Sen. Jack Reed: (401) 943-3100 or (202) 224-4642
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: (401) 453-5294 or (202) 224-2921
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P.S. Forgot to mention that Dreiband is from the well-known, DC-based corporate law firm Jones Day where his law partners included Donald McGahn. McGahn is now the White House counsel and is the one in the thick of the Sally Yates – Michael Flynn controversy.