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Sherrilyn Ifill on NPR: Trump DOJ has Obligation to Enforce Nation’s Civil Rights Laws

Friday, December 9, 2016

From LGBT issues to police shootings, civil rights has been the story of the Obama Justice Department. NPR takes a look at what Donald Trump's civil rights team might make a priority.

JOHNSON: Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund says she plans to hold the Trump administration accountable for its words and its actions.

IFILL: When they talk about becoming law-and-order officials, they should understand that civil rights laws are laws also. And if they're to be a law-and-order attorney general and a law-and-order president, then their obligation is to enforce the nation's civil rights laws.

JOHNSON: She says the confirmation fight over Trump's attorney general nominee in January could be an early test. Carrie Johnson, NPR News, Washington

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