[UPDATE] I am reminded in comments that Chris Coons is actually up for re-election in 2014 (special election in 2010). Mystery solved!
Yeah, I know: bad people need lawyers, too. But this guy was… provocative.
Opponents of President Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division prevailed in blocking his confirmation Wednesday, as he failed to clear a procedural hurdle.
Several Senate Democrats joined with Republicans in voting against Debo Adegbile, whose nomination was adamantly and vocally opposed by conservatives due to his participation in an appeal filed on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal — an internationally-known prisoner convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.