Monday, May 9, 2016

North Carolina’s Gov. McCrory answers Obama’s highly politicized DOJ with a lawsuit of his own claiming DOJ’s outrageous application of civil rights laws baseless

My respect for North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory grows by the day. 
Unlike your typical GOPer in Washington like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, McCrory shows the kind of moxey the base of the Republican Party years for in their leaders.
Fox News reports the Justice Department and North Carolina filed dueling lawsuits Monday over the state’s controversial “bathroom” law, with the Obama administration answering an early-morning lawsuit filed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory with legal action of its own.

In a suit filed late Monday in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, the DOJ alleged a “pattern or practice of employment discrimination on the basis of sex” against the state over the law requiring transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate.

“They created state-sponsored discrimination against transgender individuals,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a press conference late Monday afternoon.  
The suit was filed after McCrory, in his lawsuit, accused the administration of a “baseless and blatant overreach” in trying to get the policy scrapped.

"This is an attempt to unilaterally rewrite long-established federal civil rights laws in a manner that is wholly inconsistent with the intent of Congress and disregards decades of statutory interpretation by the Courts," the state’s suit, filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina, said.
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