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After years of Bush-era neglect, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division will once more aggressively pursue civil rights enforcement
in housing, employment, bank lending practices, voting rights and other
traditionally discriminatory areas. Attorney General Eric Holder calls
the shift a return to the historical mission of the unit after the
"aberration" of the Bush years.

"I think the wounds that were inflicted on this division were deep, and
it will take some time for them to fully heal," said Holder.

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