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February 27, 2017

DOJ Decision to Stick with Private Prisons is Dangerous

DOJ Decision to Stick with Private Prisons is Dangerous

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.

February 17, 2017

Executive Orders Lay Out Agenda to Expand Policing and Incarceration

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.

February 3, 2017

Justice Gorsuch Would be Dangerous 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.

February 2, 2017

DeVos Must Commit to Supporting Transgender Students

DeVos Must Commit to Supporting Transgender Students

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

January 27, 2017

The EEOC is Independent—and Still Open for Business

With President Trump and his anti-labor, anti-LGBT appointees threatening to roll back many critical protections for workers, for LGBT people, and for many marginalized communities, many people aren’t sure what the new administration means for peo

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