USA Today: President Trump is trying to reverse Obama's legacy through legal battles


From affirmative action and immigration to voting rights and LGBT protections, the Trump administration is switching sides in some of the nation's most consequential legal battles.

The rapid-fire reversals of Obama administration policies and legal positions throws the weight of the U.S. government from one side to the other in a number of hotly contested court battles, including several headed toward the Supreme Court.


On voting rights and other issues, "this is the most aggressive set of changes we've seen," says Paul Smith, vice president of the Campaign Legal Center and a frequent Supreme Court litigator who specializes in defending voters' rights.

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