Jeff Sessions' Other Civil Rights Problem - New York Times

In 1986, the Republican-dominated Senate Judiciary Committee torpedoed Ronald Reagan's nomination of Jeff Sessions to the federal bench. As sworn testimony there revealed, Mr. Sessions, then the United States attorney for the Southern District of ...

Donald Trump's attorney general could terminate the rule that protects state-legalized marijuana - Quartz

The US marijuana industry's vibrant growth in the grey area of federalism could be threatened by president-elect Donald Trump and his preferred choice for attorney general, Alabama senator Jeff Sessions. Sessions, an early backer of Trump's ...

Is Jeff Sessions Fit to Be Attorney General? (Audio) - Bloomberg Big Law Business

Mike Pence, 2016 Republican vice presidential nominee, left, and Senator Jeff Sessions, a Republican from Alabama, gesture during a campaign event for Donald Trump. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg. President-elect Donald Trump has ...

Why legal pot is suddenly in big danger - Washington Post

Attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is a fervent foe of marijuana legalization. But if he were confirmed as President-elect Trump's top law enforcement official, would he really have any power to put his anti-pot views into practice ...

Tech Industry Work Visa Program Could Be Clipped Under Donald Trump - Fortune

The main U.S. visa program for technology workers could face renewed scrutiny under President-elect Donald Trump and his proposed Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, a long-time critic of the skilled-worker program. H-1B visas admit 65,000 workers ...

Jeff Sessions may prosecute 'sanctuary cities' if confirmed as attorney general - Washington Times

If he becomes attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions plans to steer immigration policy away from the Obama administration's policies. (Associated Press) more >. Print. By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Sunday, November 20, 2016. Sen.

What they are saying about Jeff Sessions back home - AL.com

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (left) and Sessions as a young boy growing up in Wilcox/Monroe counties. Print Email · John Sharp | jsharp@al.com By John Sharp | jsharp@al.com Press-Register Email the author | Follow on Twitter on November 20, 2016 at 7:01 ...

Jeff Sessions, Trump's Pick for Attorney General, Is a Fierce Opponent of Civil Rights - The Nation.

He wrongly prosecuted black activists for voter fraud, was blocked from a judgeship because of racist statements, and opposed the Voting Rights Act. By Ari BermanTwitter. November 18, 2016. Facebook; Twitter; Email; Print · Jeff Sessions.

Sessions is the Most Glaring Proof of the Folly of Shunning Clinton - Huffington Post

Here is the full hideous point-by-point list of the major votes of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions on civil rights issues, complete with the dates he torpedoed them. • Banning the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional. (Jan 2006) • Voted NO on ...

Two peas in a racist pod: Jeff Sessions' alarming history of opposing civil rights - Salon

Two peas in a racist pod: Jeff Sessions' alarming history of opposing civil rights EnlargeFILE - In this June 23, 2016, file photo, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sessions is one of several ...

Jeff Sessions' Record on Civil Rights, Race Revisited After Trump's Attorney General Tap - Fortune

The Senate confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, is likely to rehash racially charged allegations that derailed his efforts to become a federal judge and made him a symbol of black-voter ...

How Jeff Sessions could change the Justice Department - CNN

Washington (CNN) Under the Obama administration, Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch dedicated Justice Department resources to areas such as civil liberties, voting rights, same-sex marriage, environmental and consumer protection.

Mike Pompeo, Sharp Critic of Hillary Clinton, Is Trump's Pick to Lead CIA - New York Times

Representative Mike Pompeo, a hawkish Republican from Kansas, rose to prominence during the investigation into the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Credit Drew Angerer/The New York Times. WASHINGTON ...

Donald Trump's Attorney General Nominee Wrote Off Nearly All Immigrants From An Entire Country - Huffington Post

Sen. Jeff Sessions thought that “almost no one” from the Dominican Republic coming to the U.S. had skills to benefit America. By Sam Stein , Amanda Terkel. 43k. 690. WASHINGTON ― In a 2006 speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Jeff Sessions ...

Jeff Sessions, Mike Pompeo, Michael Flynn picks for Trump administration signal shift to right - CBS News

Last Updated Nov 19, 2016 8:48 AM EST. President-elect Donald Trump was close to making more choices for his Cabinet on Saturday. Breaking down Trump's choices for key Cabinet positions. Play Video. Saturday ...

Trump Attorney General Pick Jeff Sessions Argued For A Religious Test To Ban Muslims - Daily Beast

Less than a year ago Sen. Jeff Sessions argued in favor of using religion as a reason to ban immigrants from entering the US. Betsy Woodruff. 11.19.16 3:57 AM ET. Donald Trump's attorney general pick, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, argued passionately ...

The complicated racial past of Jeff Sessions - Christian Science Monitor

The Senate is holding confirmation hearings Tuesday and Wednesday for Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's pick to be attorney general. Critics point to claims of racism, but some also caution against jumping to conclusions.

Trump's Latest Staff Choices Reflect Campaign's Firebrand Theme - Bloomberg

Anyone who hoped Donald Trump the president would be more moderate than Trump the candidate will find little to like in his latest personnel choices -- each of whom has taken positions that make even fellow Republicans squirm. The president-elect on ...

Who Is Jeff Sessions? 11 Facts About Trump's Pick for Attorney General - The Root

Republican Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions arrives at Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 16, 2016. Kevin Hagen/Getty Images. President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Jeff Sessions, an Alabama senator with a questionably racist past, to be attorney ...

10 things to know about Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's pick for attorney general - Washington Post

This post originally appeared on The Fix in mid-November when President-elect Donald Trump named Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as his pick for Attorney General. With Sessions confirmation hearing set for Tuesday, we're re-publishing it. In Donald Trump's ...