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Daniel Sutherland -- Department of Homeland Security
Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security

On April 16, 2003, President Bush appointed Daniel W. Sutherland to be the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This position was created by Section 705 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. In this position, Mr. Sutherland will provide legal and policy advice to the Secretary and the senior officers of the Department on a full range of civil rights and civil liberties issues. He will also work closely with the civil rights offices and the equal employment opportunity offices of the agencies being merged into the Department. Mr. Sutherland has been a civil rights attorney throughout his legal career, serving fourteen years with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and nearly two years with the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. Mr. Sutherland is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and the University of Louisville.

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