Since withdrawing critical guidance supporting transgender students weeks ago, Education Secretary Betsy
Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would abandon an earlier Justice Department memo that set a goal of reducing and ultimately ending the Department’s use of private prisons.
A trio of executive orders lay out President Trump’s agenda undo important steps toward common-sense police and criminal justice reform, expand mass incarceration, and give police sweeping new powers. While the orders themselves call for the creation of new task forces, reports, policy reviews, and recommendations to Congress, full implementation of this agenda would be dangerous and costly for the nation, would further criminalize communities of color, and would be especially perilous for transgender people.
THIS WEEK, President Trump named federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The nomination of Judge Gorsuch has seen a firestorm of opposition unlike any Supreme Court pick in decades. Gorsuch would replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died nearly one year ago. That seat has sat vacant ever since the Senate majority refused to consider any nominee by President Obama.
The nomination of billionaire political donor Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education has provoked a firestorm of criticism about her inexperience, conflicts of interest, and troubling positions, including on equal opportunity for LGBT students and