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March 10, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Senate confirmed John R. Dunne, a former New York state senator, as head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, ending a long and stormy search to fill the vacancy. Dunne, 60, was approved by voice vote without dissent, although he ran into some criticism during his confirmation hearing for belonging to two men-only clubs and owning $20,000 in stocks in firms doing business in South Africa. Dunne was selected by President Bush after the Judiciary Committee rejected William Lucas.
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March 10, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Senate confirmed John R. Dunne, a former New York state senator, as head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, ending a long and stormy search to fill the vacancy. Dunne, 60, was approved by voice vote without dissent, although he ran into some criticism during his confirmation hearing for belonging to two men-only clubs and owning $20,000 in stocks in firms doing business in South Africa. Dunne was selected by President Bush after the Judiciary Committee rejected William Lucas.
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January 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
President Bush announced Thursday that he will nominate former New York state legislator John R. Dunne to the top civil rights job in the Justice Department, a post that has been vacant for more than a year. Bush's first choice for the job, William Lucas, failed to win Senate confirmation last year. The job has been vacant since December, 1988, when William Bradford Reynolds stepped down as assistant attorney general for civil rights.
NEWS
January 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
President Bush announced Thursday that he will nominate former New York state legislator John R. Dunne to the top civil rights job in the Justice Department, a post that has been vacant for more than a year. Bush's first choice for the job, William Lucas, failed to win Senate confirmation last year. The job has been vacant since December, 1988, when William Bradford Reynolds stepped down as assistant attorney general for civil rights.
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August 9, 1990 | From Times wire services
The Justice Department filed suit under the Voting Rights Act today challenging Georgia's runoff election system that requires candidates to receive a majority of the vote to win an election. The law, similar to legislation in eight other Southern states, gives "white candidates an extraordinary power," said John R. Dunne, assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1992
A U.S. Department of Justice investigation has revealed a pattern of discrimination against blacks, Latinos and Asians in the hiring practices of the city of Torrance's Police and Fire departments, city officials said this week. In a Nov. 5 letter to the city, Assistant Atty. Gen. John R.
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November 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Justice Department dispatched 212 federal election observers to polling places in five states Monday to ensure that blacks and American Indians are given the right to vote in today's elections. Most of the observers will be sent to counties in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah that have large populations of American Indians, Justice Department spokeswoman Amy Casner said.
NEWS
June 21, 1991 | From The Washington Post
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a key section of the Voting Rights Act covers judicial elections, a decision that offers the prospect of transforming the racial makeup of state courts nationwide. In a 6-3 ruling, the court said minority voters can use the voting rights law to challenge judicial election methods that they contend diminish their ability to elect minorities to the bench.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1992 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA
The Department of Justice filed a civil rights lawsuit Wednesday against the owner and manager of a Sherman Oaks apartment complex, accusing them of discriminating against black prospective renters. The suit filed in U.S.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
The Justice Department on Monday filed its first court action to enforce the Americans With Disabilities Act, charging the California operators of an accounting review course with discrimination against students with hearing impairments. The civil complaint was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Becker CPA Review of Encino. The company offers review courses for accountants preparing to take the national certified public accountant exam.
NEWS
January 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
President Bush plans to announce his choice for the top civil rights job in the Justice Department is a former New York state legislator, John R. Dunne, White House sources said today. Dunne would fill a post left vacant since December, 1988. Bush's first choice, William Lucas, failed to win Senate confirmation last year. Bush has held two meetings this month with civil rights leaders alarmed at the recent wave of racial bombings and threats in the South.
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September 25, 1990 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Administration task force is "deeply concerned about the discriminatory effect of employer sanctions" intended to discourage illegal immigration but stopped short of calling for repeal of the measures, according to a draft of the group's report obtained by The Times. Instead, the task force will call for increased education and enforcement of anti-discrimination provisions in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which mandated penalties against employers who hire illegal aliens.
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