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Atty Defies DOJ To Testify In Black Panther Case

WASHINGTON -  Lawyer Christopher Coates has sent a letter to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights offering to testify Friday on the controversial New Black Panthers voter-intimidation case. A copy of the letter appears below:

BLACK	
AFRICAN AMERICAN
MINORITY
CIVIL RIGHTS 
DISCRIMINATION
RACISM
NAACP
URBAN LEAGUE
RACIAL EQUALITY
BIAS
EQUALITY

Coates, former chief of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division, was subpoenaed by the Commission to testify about the case last year. He was instructed by DOJ officials to ignore the subpoena. The Commission will it's ongoing hearing at 9:30 a.m. on Friday to hear Coates’s testimony.


STORY TAGS: BLACK , AFRICAN AMERICAN , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , NAACP , URBAN LEAGUE , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY



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