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Religious Liberty or Discrimination? - The Atlantic

Subscribe to The Atlantic's Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in American politics. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a government-wide memo to bolster federal protections for religious liberties on Friday, a move that could ...and more »

AG directive protects religious objectors to LGBT rights - The Denver Post

By RACHEL ZOLL, ERIC TUCKER and SADIE GURMAN. WASHINGTON (AP) — In an order that undercuts protections for LGBT people, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a sweeping directive to agencies Friday to do as much as possible to accommodate those who ...and more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Sessions issues Justice Department directive on religious objections, undercutting LGBTQ protections - PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON — In an order that undercuts protections for LGBT people, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a sweeping directive to agencies Friday to do as much as possible to accommodate those who say their religious freedoms are being violated. The ...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 when ...and more »

The Trump administration is systematically dismantling the rights of 10 million LGBT Americans - Quartz

Since Donald Trump took the oath of office on January 20, the White House has taken aim at various groups. It took on Muslims, targeting a travel ban at them as Trump taunted world leaders coping with terrorism. It went after women's rights, seeking to ...and more »

To Crack Down on Crime, Feds Beef Up Prosecutors Across the Country - Governing

By Joseph Tanfani. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will push federal prosecutors to put a more intense focus on prosecuting street criminals, saying the Justice Department needs to focus on rolling back a recent increase in the violent crime ...and more »

DOJ Reverses Stance On Transgender Workplace Protections - Above the Law

In another about-face from the Trump administration, Jeff Sessions issued a memo two days ago stating that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (which bans workplace discrimination on the basis of sex) does not protect individuals against discrimination ...and more »