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A Mixed Civil-Rights Bag in Congress

Just a quick update on recent civil-rights goings-on in Congress. The good: Senator Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), bless his heart, continues to harass the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, this time by requiring it to play by the same rules it wants the companies it regulates to play by. Also good: There has been anti-disparate-impact legislation introduced by Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R., Ariz.), and there’s more in the works. The bad: The House (isn’t that controlled by the Republicans, by the way?) has passed some bad legislation with gender preferences in it. And the ugly:  Some senators want to give arguably the worst agency in the federal government, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, more money to spend on policing campus sex. 


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