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Obama Administration Planning To Overturn Supreme Court Decision On Discrimination Challenges

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The New York Times (1/5, A13, Pear) reports, "President-elect Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress are planning swift action to overturn a Supreme Court decision that made it much harder for people to challenge discrimination in employment, education, housing and other fields." There have been cases where judges have "reversed themselves and ruled in favor of employers" in order to be in line with the Supreme Court decision. Obama has pledged to appoint judges who know "real folks’" struggles, and "describes the bill as part of a broader effort by his incoming administration to ‘update the social contract,’ reinvigorate civil rights and close the pay gap between men and women."