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In this Dec. 2011 file photo, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Schapiro testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schapiro will step down as chair of the SEC next month after a tumultuous tenure in which she helped lead the U.S. government�s regulatory response to the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
WASHINGTON: The Trump administration’s move to rescind bathroom access protections for transgender students rests on the idea that school bathroom policies are “a states’ rights issue,” as White House press secretary Sean Spicer has explained, and that, in any event, it is “preposterous on its face” that the authors of the federal law barring sex discrimination in schools imagined it would cover transgender students.