Tag: Civil Rights

Archived: Coretta Scott King First Warned of Jeff Sessions in 1986

Civil rights groups and Democratic leaders oppose President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, citing a history of intolerant positions on race. In a letter of testimony dated March 19, 1986, the late Coretta Scott King opposed Sessions’ nomination for a federal judgeship in Alabama. The letter…

Archived: 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…

Archived: Millions of Voters to be Shut out of the 2016 Election

Nearly six million people will be barred from voting in elections this November due to having felony convictions on their records. Heavyweights in the political world have weighed in on this topic, including former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who calls for voting rights to be reinstated immediately after someone…