Washington, D.C. based Debbie Hines is a trial lawyer, former prosecutor and a legal/political commentator. Founder of Legalspeaks.com, a progressive blog on law, politics and women, she is recognized as an influential African-American blogger. She has also authored articles and blogs online for the Huffington Post and OpEdNews.com and speaks on hot legal and political topics and local and national headline legal trials.
Hines is frequently featured in the media including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun, USA Today, the Afro, XM Satellite radio, CNN and CBS’s Washington DC affiliate WUSA.
She holds a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University School of Law and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a native of Baltimore, MD.
Debbie Hines is a WMC SheSource expert on Legal and Politics.
The author checks in with state legislators from the Maryland Women's Caucus to see what they expect from President Barack Obama in his second term. More »
The author, founder of Legalspeaks.com, finds the essence of diversity within the Maryland delegation to the Democratic National Convention. More »
The author alerts U.S. women that new regulations could block their vote in the 2012 election—over nine decades after women won the franchise. More »
Legal commentator Debbie Hines, formerly a prosecutor in cases of rape and sexual assault, calls on District Attorney Cyrus Vance to continue to pursue the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn despite any difficulties. More »
For Democrats to succeed in the midterm elections, the President must convince African American women that he needs them to watch his back—and that he'll look out for them— argues blogger and commentator Debbie Hines. More »
For his second nomination to the high court, President Obama once more chooses a woman—one who lacks a paper trail of judicial opinions and has a history of pulling support from more than one ideological sector. And that, argues the author, is what makes some people nervous. More »
A half dozen extraordinary women occupy the White House list of candidates to replace Justice Stevens on the Supreme Court, according to reports. The author argues that President Obama should seize this chance to make a historic step toward true diversity at the top of the judiciary system. More »