Reading Room Document
The Civil Rights Act of 1957
This memo described the legislative, procedural, and political background that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, which created the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, added new protections for voting rights, and gave the Attorney General authority to litigate or intervene in lawsuits to protect voting rights.
The OLC's Opinions
Opinions published by the OLC, including those released in response to our FOIA lawsuit