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Justice Department: Transgender Rights Are Protected Under Federal Law

Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that it is the position of the U.S. Department of Justice that discrimination against transgender people is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, representing a reversal of the department’s prior position.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that it is the position of the U.S. Department of Justice that discrimination against transgender people is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, representing a reversal of the department’s prior position.

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Police Violence Is a Systemic Problem That Requires Systemic Solutions

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There can be no reproductive justice when Black mothers fear for the lives of their sons; when Black families are deprived of caregivers, breadwinners, and parents; and when Black children cannot grow up in a society that values their lives and upholds their human dignity.

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When It Comes to Police Brutality, a DOJ Investigation Is Not a Magic Wand

For those of us who want justice for Eric Garner and Mike Brown specifically, the truth of the matter is that the Department of Justice doesn’t have a lot of options.

For those of us who want justice for Eric Garner and Mike Brown specifically, the truth of the matter is that the Department of Justice doesn’t have a lot of options.

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Obama Administration Names Key Civil Rights Nominee, But Still No Replacement for Holder

Vanita Gupta, who will lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, has been widely praised for her civil rights record. But progress on civil rights will also depend on who replaces Attorney General Eric Holder.

Vanita Gupta, who will lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, has been widely praised for her civil rights record. But progress on civil rights will also depend on who replaces Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Eric Holder’s Successor Must Prioritize Issues of Racial Justice

The Department of Justice should be the civil rights conscience of the federal government, especially in times of national crisis. And in turn, its attorney general must stand at the forefront of that initiative.

The Department of Justice should be the civil rights conscience of the federal government, especially in times of national crisis. And in turn, its attorney general must stand at the forefront of that initiative.

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The Real Question Progressives Should Ask About the New Attorney General

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We must examine Holder’s potential successors’ lived experiences to uncover what their priorities are, whom they’re accountable to, and what values they’ll take into this appointment.

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Jane Doe, Trans Women, and the Myth of the Perfect Victim

The question that must be asked, in plain language, is: Do imperfect people deserve death for their imperfection?

The question that must be asked, in plain language, is: Do imperfect people deserve death for their imperfection?

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Racial Injustice: The Case for Prosecuting Buyers as Sex Traffickers

Those of us fighting trafficking as part of a broader human rights movement must recognize that failing to advocate for the use of these laws to punish both buyers and sellers serves to perpetuate very serious racial disparities in who we are deeming culpable and who we are criminalizing for trafficking.

Those of us fighting trafficking as part of a broader human rights movement must recognize that failing to advocate for the use of these laws to punish both buyers and sellers serves to perpetuate very serious racial disparities in who we are deeming culpable and who we are criminalizing for trafficking.

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House Republicans Block Incest Abortion Exception in Criminal Justice Bill

House Republicans on Thursday used a procedural motion to block a vote on whether to add an exception for incest to an abortion coverage ban in its criminal justice appropriations bill.

House Republicans on Thursday used a procedural motion to block a vote on whether to add an exception for incest to an abortion coverage ban in its criminal justice appropriations bill.

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Mixed Results for Women in House Version of National Defense Authorization Act

The House passed its version of the defense bill last week, with some wins and losses on sexual assault and a few boons for new moms.

The House passed its version of the defense bill last week, with some wins and losses on sexual assault and a few boons for new moms.

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