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On November 23, 2016, President-Elect Donald Trump announced that Betsy DeVos, a billionaire philanthropist and education advocate from Michigan, will be his nominee for Secretary of Education.
Janai Nelson in the Boston Herald: Trump’s Disavowal "Disingenuous in the Context of How He Is Building His Cabinet."11/23/16
Civil Rights Advocates Question Donald Trump’s Alt-Right Disavowal
Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said Trump’s words would need to be followed by actions, such as dismissing Bannon and rescinding the offer of the U.S. attorney general post to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala).
“I think his disavowal is disingenuous in the context of how he is building his cabinet,” Nelson said.
11/22/16Related Case or Issue:
Five years ago, Texas passed one of the strictest Voter ID laws in the country. The legal fight began immediately and has continued through this day, with critics of the law getting some assistance from the Obama administration's Justice Department.
Now, with Republican Donald Trump set to ascend to the Oval Office, the law's future is more uncertain than ever. Among the questions up in the air: Whom will Trump nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court seat left vacant by Antonin Scalia's death, and how will a Trump-led Justice Department operate compared to the current administration?
LDF on Nomination of Jeff Sessions: Unimaginable He Could Be Entrusted to Serve as Chief Law Enforcement Officer for Civil Rights Laws11/18/16
Statement of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill on the Nomination of Jeff Sessions to Be Attorney General