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HHS Announces New Non-Discrimination Rule

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new rule to implement Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs or activities. Discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, … Read More

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Justice Department Issues Guidance to Combat Gender Bias in Policing

Thursday, December 17, 2015

On December 15, the U.S. Department of Justice released new guidance for combatting gender bias in law enforcement response to sexual and domestic violence. “Today’s announcement is an important step forward in ensuring justice for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault,” said Nancy Zirkin, executive vice president of The Leadership Conference. “We applaud Attorney … Read More

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After Historic Delay, Senate Finally Confirms Loretta Lynch

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed (56-43) Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General, making her the first African-American woman to serve in the position. Ten Republicans joined every Democrat in voting for her confirmation. Lynch’s confirmation is also historic because of unprecedented obstruction by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R. Ky., who refused to bring … Read More

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Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Historic Lynch Nomination

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Thursday advanced the nomination (12-8) of Loretta Lynch to be U.S. Attorney General. If confirmed by the Senate, Lynch would be the first African-American woman to hold the position. “We commend the members of the Judiciary Committee who voted today to advance the long overdue nomination of … Read More

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Senate Judiciary Committee Concludes Lynch Confirmation Hearing

Thursday, January 29, 2015

On January 29, the Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up its two-day confirmation hearing on U.S. Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch. If confirmed, Lynch would make history as the first African-American woman to serve in the position. Lynch currently serves as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, a post the U.S. Senate unanimously … Read More

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