This morning, Ryan Haygood  appeared on Democracy Now! in support of our colleague Debo Adegbile.
As one of the preeminent civil rights lawyers of his generation, Mr. Adegbile has committed most of his life's work to advancing civil rights in America.
Yesterday, the Senate devastatingly failed to confirm Mr. Adegbile for the position of Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the Department of Justice. The Senate voted against cloture (closing debate) on the nomination.