What’s happening with the civil rights case that is about to hit the news?

The civil rights movement is back, and the news cycle has been abuzz with the news that a lawsuit brought by the Justice Department against a local sheriff has been dismissed by a federal judge.

The case was filed by the NAACP and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The DOJ had asked a federal appeals court in Chicago to dismiss the case, arguing that it did not meet the definition of a hate crime under the federal hate crime law.

The judge in the case was a conservative appointed by President Donald Trump.

Justice Department lawyers said they did not think the law defined a hate offense because it was not designed to target racial or religious groups.

The decision was welcomed by some groups, who say that the decision means that it is possible to sue a law enforcement agency for violating the rights of an individual in the first instance.

This story is part of a reporting partnership with the NPR News Investigative Unit.