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Trump thinks Neo-Nazis are ‘fine,’ but Obama-era legal protections have to go

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer While the Trump administration is reeling from the President’s public endorsement of Neo-Nazis and white nationalists as ‘fine people,’ his Justice Department is quietly reversing the verdicts on Obama-era policies that protect civil rights, healthcare, and the environment. ‘Many of these changes are not just changes in policy, but they’re actually reversing the U.S. government’s official position on what statutes mean,’ says David Cole, legal director for the ACLU. ‘What a statute means ought not to change from one administration to another. The law is the law.’ The sheer number of changes, plus the complete reversal of Obama-era guidelines and administrative rulings suggest that Trump’s aim is not merely to shift legal policy in a more conservative direction, but literally to dismantle all the legal precedents of his predecessor. In some cases, the new administration is threatenin

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