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Civil liberties groups decry Sessions's guidance on religious freedom - Washington Post

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued sweeping guidance to executive branch agencies Friday on the Justice Department's interpretation of how the government should respect religious freedom, triggering an immediate backlash from civil liberties groups ...and more »

Religious Liberty or Discrimination? - The Atlantic

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a government-wide memo to bolster federal protections for religious liberties on Friday, a move that could also weaken the federal government's ability to prevent gender and LGBT discrimination. In the 25-page memo ...and more »

Sessions fleshes out plan to crack down on gangs, drugs and guns - Politico

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is unveiling a new aspect of his promised crackdown on violent crime: the reinvigoration of a longstanding Justice Department program aimed at getting federal prosecutors to make a concerted effort to stem drug ...and more »

AG Jeff Sessions issues broad guidelines to protect religious objections to public policy - USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department issued new guidance across the government Friday aimed at giving religious groups and individuals broad protections to express their beliefs when they come into conflict with government regulations, including ...and more »

Civil rights groups slam DOJ for 'despicable' religious liberty guidance - The Hill

Civil rights groups are slamming federal guidelines on religious liberty announced Friday by the Attorney General Jeff Sessions Jefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHomeland Security advisory council members resign over family separations: report Once a ...and more »

Jeff Sessions Says Civil Rights Act Doesn't Protect Trans Workers From Discrimination - ColorLines magazine

On Wednesday (October 4), Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a memo to U.S. attorneys offices telling them that, in his estimation, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit employment discrimination based on gender identity. As CNN ...and more »

SPLC: Trump administration's guidance on religious freedom undercuts LGBT rights - Southern Poverty Law Center

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued guidance today setting forth the views of the Department of Justice about how federal agencies should protect religious freedom. The guidance directs agencies to give the broadest possible protection to people, ...and more »

DOJ revives strategy to reduce gun crimes, local gangs - USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — As violent crime rates continue to rise, the Justice Department is reviving a community-based effort to target local gangs and reduce gun crimes in hot spots across the country. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a memo to the nation's 94 ...and more »

Sessions outlines broad exemptions for religious freedom - Politico

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued government-wide legal guidance Friday that urges sweeping protection for religious freedom and could impact a series of pending policy decisions involving health care, LGBT rights and even disaster relief. Sessions ...and more »

Jeff Sessions Reverses DOJ Policy Protecting Transgender Employees From Discrimination - Daily Beast

Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed a policy that protected transgender employees from discrimination, BuzzFeed News reported Thursday. Sessions sent a memo Wednesday that said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex ...and more »