Excerpt From: News & Observer. Written By: Anne Blythe.
President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the civil-rights division of the U.S. Justice Department might be a familiar name to some in North Carolina.
John M. Gore, a partner at Jones Day law firm, will take over a division that has been central in some of the key lawsuits brought by the federal government against North Carolina, particularly the challenge of the 2013 elections-law overhaul that included a voter ID provision and, more recently, House Bill 2. Gore’s firm announced his hiring.
Gore was one of the Washington-based attorneys hired to represent the University of North Carolina, one of the state entities sued last year by President Barack Obama’s justice department and the American Civil Liberties Union over the law that requires transgender people to use restrooms on government property that correspond with the gender on their birth certificates.