Source: NPR

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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