Tag: Attorney General

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Next U.S. Attorney General

In a 52-47 vote late Wednesday, largely along party lines, the U.S. Senate confirmed Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as the nation’s next attorney general. Despite strong opposition from lawmakers, citizens and civil rights groups across the spectrum from the NAACP to the HRC and ACLU Sessions will lead the U.S….

'War on whites' Behind Sessions Opposition, Says GOP Rep.

The allegations of racism against U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions are a result of the Democrats’ “war on whites,” according to Alabama’s Republican Rep. Mo Brooks. “It’s really about political power and racial division and what I refer to, on occasion, as the ‘war on whites,’” Brooks said on “The Morning…

Black Lawmakers Move Against Senator Sessions

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions has such a poor record on civil rights that, for the first time in U.S. Senate history, a sitting senator will testify against him Wednesday in his bid to become the nation’s next attorney general. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on Monday said he felt compelled…

1,330 Law Professors Oppose Jeff Sessions as AG Nominee

A coalition of 1,330 law professors signed a letter urging members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as United States Attorney General for President-elect Donald Trump. “As law faculty who work every day to better understand the law and teach it to our students, we…