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The Power of Now
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.
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How Democrats Must Fight the Confirmation of Jeff Sessions
The Senate Run-Off Race in Louisiana. It’s Important.
On November 8th, millions of Americans went to their local polling precincts and cast ballots in the general election. By the early morning of November 9th, voters knew not only the President-Elect but also who would occupy 99 of the 100 seats in the Senate when the 115th Congress is seated in January. The only seat yet to be filled is that for Louisiana, and the decision for this seat will be made on December 10th.
While Monique Dixon, the deputy director of policy for the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund, is similarly concerned about the potential scaling back of federal investigations into police departments, she points out that the DOJ could have used the 1994 law more aggressively than it has even under President Obama. The division has only opened about 66 investigations since 1994, entering into consent decrees in about half of those cases.