Anti-Lynching Law

The House's lopsided 42-3 historic passage of an anti-lynching bill named for Emmett Till was opposed by Texas Rep. Chip Roy, who has previously called the racist vigilante act "a metaphor for justice.”

The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act was in the works long before the Jussie Smollett attack.

The U.S. Senate passes anti-lynching legislation for the second time.