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20 States Sue Biden Administration Over Transgender Protections

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Twenty Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration to stop the enforcement of what they say is a “regulatory overreach” in federal guidelines that ensure protections for transgender individuals from discrimination at work and in school. The states are being led by Tennessee’s Republican Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III. “This case …

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Liz Cheney Appointed To Vice Chair of House January 6 Committee

Democratic Representative Bennie Thompson announced on Thursday that Republican Representative Liz Cheney would serve as the Vice-Chair of the House Select Committee on January 6. “It’s important to everyone that the Select Committee’s leadership reflect the bipartisan effort we are engaged in, and I’m pleased that Ms. Cheney has agreed to …

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DOJ Issues Guidance To States Ahead of Redistricting

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) is warning states not to attempt to weaken voting power among minority communities ahead of redistricting. The guidance comes as states begin to draw congressional and state legislative districts. “Discriminatory redistricting schemes or election practices threaten that fundamental right and are illegal,” Attorney General Merrick …

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Florida School Board Salaries On Hold Because of Mask Mandates

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The Florida Department of Education is withholding school board members’ salaries in Alachua and Broward counties for defying Governor Ron DeSantis‘ ban on mask mandates. The Director of Communications for Florida’s Department of Education, Jared Ochs, wrote an email to NBC News confirming that the School Board members will have …

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5 States Under Investigation For Prohibiting Mask Mandates In Schools

On Monday, the United States Department of Education announced that five states are under investigation by their civil rights enforcement arm to determine whether policies banning mask mandates in schools are discriminatory against students with disabilities. The bureau wants to ensure that students with disabilities are provided with equal educational opportunities. …

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