Demonstrates Commitment to Rule of Law at Civil Rights Division

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – June 29, 2017: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today praised President Donald Trump’s selection of Eric Dreiband to run the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division as Assistant Attorney General.

“Eric Dreiband is the right pick to return the Civil Rights Division to a tradition of enforcing the law free from politics,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “He is the right person to renew the Division’s commitment to the Rule of Law – protecting the rights of all Americans. Further, the DOJ should again enforce laws requiring clean voter rolls and clean elections.

“The Division will hopefully return to enforcing all voting laws,” Adams added. “For too long, partisan interests drove civil rights enforcement. Refusal to hold states accountable for voter roll maintenance duties has generated fraud, confusion, and suspicion in our elections. The Voting Rights Act was designed to correct historic wrongs and confront future threats. Unfortunately, the Voting Rights Act was only enforced by the Obama Justice Department if it helped Democrat Party interests. This law must be enforced to protect all Americans.

“Mr. Dreiband will inherit a Division that has seen multiple federal courts scold lawyers for misconduct or bringing abusive cases. The American people expect Justice Department lawyers to tell the truth, follow the law, and protect civil rights rather than infringe them. For the last eight years, misconduct of every sort has affected Civil Rights Division enforcement.” 

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections.

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