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Trump’s reshaped Supreme Court will review gay and transgender rights in the workplace

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Nearly two and a half years into President Donald Trump’s tenure, the U.S. Supreme Court, reshaped by his hard-fought installation of two ultra-conservative justices, has just agreed to take up what will be historic cases involving the rights of gay and transgender people in the workplace.

The nine justices will hear two cases that are expected to determine if the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans sex discrimination in the workplace, protects people who are gay, Politico reports.

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The Supreme Court justices will review a third case that is expected to determine if transgender status is protected or if transgender people are  protected under a law involving “sex-stereotyping.”

The cases, which will be argued this fall, presumably will among the Court’s most high-profile cases of the term. Those cases are generally decided and rulings handed down at the end of the Court’s term, in this case June of 2020 – months before the presidential election.


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Lincoln Project releases harrowing new video of the future if Trump wins re-election

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The Lincoln Project, the group of former top GOP strategists seeking to beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, released another new video on Monday evening.

Unlike other videos, the latest release did not feature Trump saying crazy things. Instead, it is more like a 60-second short film.

It features a mother listening to election night returns. She goes into her son's bedroom and lovingly awakens him.

"Hey honey, you asked me to wake you and tell you what happened in the election," she says.

"Who won?" the child asked.

"Trump," she replied. "Trump won."

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House Judiciary GOP slammed for ‘bizarre and psychopathic’ tweet implying Barrett is a birthday gift for Hillary Clinton

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On Monday evening, the House Judiciary Committee tweeted a gloating jab at Hillary Clinton following the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Amy Coney Barrett, confirmed. Happy Birthday, @HillaryClinton!

— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) October 27, 2020

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Twitter again takes action against Trump for lying about mail-in ballots

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On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted yet another false claim about mail-in ballots, and implicitly called for throwing out any ballots that have not been received by November 3rd even if they were postmarked before that date.

Twitter took action against the president's false statement, hiding it behind a warning that it "might be misleading about how to participate in an election or another civic process."

The social network has previously limited other tweets from the president, including those giving false information about the COVID-19 pandemic and one that appeared to glorify the shooting of civil rights protesters.

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