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Justice Department Backing Away from Civil Rights Enforcement

June 15, 2017

The Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions is gradually eliminating one of the judiciary’s most important tools for civil rights enforcement: “consent decrees” that give judges long-term oversight over individuals, groups and government agencies that have engaged in discrimination.

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Trump's Team Pledges Allegiance - To Trump

June 12, 2017

A few days after denying that he requested a personal loyalty pledge from FBI Director James Comey, President Trump on Monday gave Americans what must have been an unintended demonstration of just how much he values loyalty in his associates.

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