The Senate Oct. 11 confirmed
Lawmakers voted 50-47 to confirm Dreiband to head the DOJ Civil Rights Division. The unit also enforces voting rights laws.
“Those who have worked with Mr. Dreiband emphasize his strong commitment to protecting all Americans’ civil rights,” Majority Leader Sen.
Dreiband represented the University of North Carolina when it implemented policies under the state’s since-repealed “bathroom bill,” requiring people to use gender-designated restroom facilities based on the biological sex listed on their birth certificates. He also won a case for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco that made it harder for workers to sue for age discrimination under federal law.
“Eric Dreiband is the wrong choice to lead the nation’s largest civil rights enforcement agency,”
Dreiband unsuccessfully represented
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(Updated to include comment from Vanita Gupta.)