The DOJ then announced today that denying a transgender person gender-affirming care or appropriate housing in prison is cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the 8th Amendment.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS: Sen. @tedcruz (R-TX) and @SenJohnKennedy (R-LA) pushed an amendment that would deny federal funding to colleges and universities that unfairly discriminate against Asian-Americans in admissions.
"The failure to keep transgender prisoners reasonably safe from a substantial risk of serious harm or provide them with adequate medical care amounts to cruel and unusual punishment under the amendment'>Eighth Amendment.” — Department of Justice, April 22, 2021
The ACLU says a 2019 amendment denying Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgery is unconstitutional because it directly targets transgender people. Republicans say the surgery shouldn’t be funded by taxpayers.
The board talked about establishing a policy for police officers responding to public gatherings protected under the First Amendment.
Trump just had peaceful demonstrators viciously attacked. No, Mr. President. This is not a dictatorship. This is the United States of America. Our citizens have a constitutional right to peacefully protest. It's called the First Amendment.