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Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights

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15 mentions2 weeks ago
On June 27, 2013, two days after the Supreme Court ruled that states with a long history of voting discrimination no longer needed to approve their voting changes under the ...

Jeff Sessions Could Return Criminal Justice to the Jim Crow Era

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8 mentions2 weeks ago
On September 12, 1986, Earl McGahee, a 29-year-old African-American man, was convicted of murdering his ex-wife and another student at George Wallace Community College in Selma, Alabama, and sentenced to ...

Jeff Sessions has a history of blocking black judges

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6 mentions2 weeks ago
Alabama is nearly 30 percent black, but only three African-American judges have ever sat on a federal bench there. Advocates for judicial diversity in the state say that in recent ...

As Attorney General, Jeff Sessions Would Be a Threat to Civil Rights

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3 mentions3 days ago
Four days before Donald Trump attacked him as “all talk” and tweeted that his district was “crime infested” and “falling apart,” Georgia Congressman John Lewis testified against Trump’s pick for ...

Declaration of Moral Action Against the Nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
In light of the challenges facing our nation at the onset of a new presidential administration, all people of conscience must stand up for our deepest moral values of love,

Jeff Sessions Is Just Not in the Same League as Former Attorneys General

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Amid claims and counterclaims about Senator Jeff Sessions’s record on civil rights, it is important to step back from the clamor and take Sessions’s measure against that of leading occupants ...

Five Questions for Jeff Sessions

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
On Wednesday, a group of thirty protesters staged a sit-in inside the Mobile, Alabama office of Republican Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. They delivered an ultimatum: they would stay until ...