AP, NYT, Cox News Service, NPR and Other News Groups
November 22, 2004

Ever since John F. Kennedy was president in the early 1960's, the federal government has made a modest but continuing effort to impose criminal and civil sanctions against individuals and institutions that denied citizens the rights promised the American people under the constitution. So it was real news when data from both the federal courts and the Justice Department analyzed by TRAC showed a decline in civil rights enforcement during the first term of President Bush. Articles based on TRAC's special report about the decline appeared in close to 200 news groups and the data were then cited Senator Patrick Leahy in the confirmation hearings of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

New York Times --
Enforcement of Civil Rights Law Declined Since '99, Study Finds
November 22, 2004

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