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Trump team: Federal law does not protect gay rights in workplace

July 27, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Taking its first official stand on the issue, the Trump Administration argued in a federal court Wednesday that a 1964 civil rights law does not protect gays, lesbians and transgender people from discrimination in the workplace.  By implication, the position also suggests that the government will not support equal rights under a 1972 law on equality in education programs for LGBT people.

Happy 228th birthday to the Department of State

July 27, 2017 By NCC Staff

On July 27, 1789, Congress created the State Department, which became an important part of the Executive Branch established under the new Constitution.

Chief Justice Roberts opines on technology, politics and the Supreme Court

July 26, 2017 By NCC Staff

During a one-hour interview on Wednesday in New Zealand, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts offered some candid thoughts about technology’s impact on potential new cases heading to the Supreme Court.

Attorney General removals rare, but not unprecedented

July 26, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

The apparent conflict between President Donald Trump and his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has led to speculation that Sessions could be leaving his position soon. Such an action would be unprecedented if Sessions were actually fired, but there have been several occasions where past Attorneys General left office under pressure.

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