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Special Litigation : Civil Rights Division

Special Litigation Section

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The Special Litigation Section is an office within the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, charged with enforcing federal civil rights statutes in four major areas; Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons, Conduct of Law Enforcement Agencies, Access to Reproductive Health Clinics and places of Religious Worship, and Religious Exercise of Institutionalized Persons. The Section undertakes investigations and litigation through the United States and its territories.



Special Litigation News

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
A bill of information filed today charges New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Officer Michael Hunter with a police-involved shooting in the days after Hurricane Katrina.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Baker pleaded guilty on Sept. 18, 2009, to destruction of religious property and using fire to commit a felony. Baker previously admitted to the court that he and two others constructed Molotov cocktail explosive devices, ignited them and used them to destroy the mosque on Feb. 9, 2008.
Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Leadership
Judy Preston
Acting Chief
Contact
Special Litigation Section
(202) 514-0195
toll-free at (877) 218-5228

FAX - (202) 514-0212
Alt. FAX - (202) 514-6273
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Updated August 6, 2015

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