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It isn that unusual for the Department of Justice to send out a warning shot like this, former government civil rights enforcers say. What is unusual is that there are no complicated questions about the facts in this case, no particular instances to be fleshed out. Department of Housing and Urban Development. vast majority [of such cases] always typically settle, he adds. this is one where you can really compromise.

So what happens next? The simplest outcome is that McCrory complies, finally caving to canada goose coats this Canada Goose sale last increase in pressure after already losing millions in economic activity as hundreds of businesses and public figures have come out against the law. the governor comes back and says this letter means the Department is prepared to file a lawsuit, says William Yeomans, an American University law professor who spent 26 years working on civil rights cases at the Justice Department.

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