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Meet the Conservative Power Couple Behind Trump’s War on Your Civil Rights

Carrie Severino has been reshaping the judiciary, while Roger Severino has been undermining the laws it upholds

What makes the Severinos’ marriage unique is its grip on two of the three branches of government — and the enduring handprints they may leave on both if Trump provides them with the cover of another term.

“The leader of a civil rights office should be seeking ways to use the law to provide protections instead of stripping them away.”

I’m a Washington, D.C.-based journalist covering reproductive and LGBTQ policy under Congress and Trump. I write essays, too. She/her are my pronouns.

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