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How Jeff Sessions Helped Kill Equitable School Funding In Alabama

A lawsuit in the 1990s had Alabama poised to fund poor black school districts as fairly as wealthy white schools. As state attorney general, Jeff Sessions fought the effort passionately and won. Today, Alabama’s public schools remain a story of inequality because of Sessions’ duplicitous legal jousting.

January 30, 2017
Concerns over Sessions as Attorney General

8 Reasons The Senate Must Reject Jeff Sessions

Senator Sessions’ record suggests a remarkable consistency in support of policies that contradict and subvert the Reconstruction amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantee citizenship, equal protection under the law, and the ballot to all Americans.

January 11, 2017

Immigration Takes Center Stage As Senate Confronts Trump Nominees

Immigration and domestic security, key themes in Donald Trump’s campaign, will likely dominate two U.S. Senate hearings on Tuesday as lawmakers begin several days of questioning the president-elect’s Cabinet nominees.

January 10, 2017

Sessions Likely To Put His Own Spin On ‘Justice For All’

Jeff Sessions is one in a long line of reprehensible characters likely to inhabit the Trump White House. But if he is confirmed as the nation’s highest-ranking law enforcement officer, Sessions will be in a position to provoke extraordinary harm in the lives of ordinary Americans.

December 30, 2016
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Cartoon: An Inspirational Sessions

Sessions inspires grandpa to get out of bed.

December 1, 2016
Concerns over Sessions as Attorney General

Conservatives Have Concerns About Sessions As Trump’s Attorney General

Ana Navarro, a Republican strategist and Trump critic, said on Twitter, “Jeff Sessions, considered too racist to be a judge in the 80’s, is Trump’s AG.”

November 18, 2016

Trump Taps Immigration Hard-Liner Jeff Sessions For Attorney General

Sessions opposes any path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and was an enthusiastic backer of Trump’s promise to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

November 18, 2016
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch stands during the announcement of law enforcement action against the state of North Carolina in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Comey Ignored Attorney General, Violated Policy In Announcing Email Review

An immediate chorus of criticism arose from former DOJ officials steeped in its policies. The former director of the DOJ’s public affairs office, Matthew Miller, issued a dozen stunning tweets that slammed Comey.

October 30, 2016
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Attorney General Loretta Lynch Meets With Freddie Gray’s Family

Following Freddie Gray’s death and the riots it sparked, Loretta Lynch visits Baltimore as one of her first duties as Attorney General.

May 5, 2015

Reid: ‘I Will Force A Vote’ On Loretta Lynch

Reid: “I had a conversation today with a number of Republicans and told them really to get her done, or I will make sure they will have an opportunity to vote against her.”

April 16, 2015
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Justice Department In Partial Limbo As Loretta Lynch Awaits Confirmation

As Loretta Lynch waits for the Senate to vote on her nomination, the attorney general’s office is stuck in a political limbo as well.

April 13, 2015
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Kirk Nod Gives Lynch Enough Backing To Become Attorney General

With the backing of five Senate Republicans, Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as the first African American female attorney general looks assured.

April 2, 2015

Attorney General Nominee Lynch: ‘Doesn’t Play The Political Game’

But Lynch is about to get a crash course in partisan politics.

November 17, 2014

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Lynch Seen As A Top Choice For Attorney General

Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Attorney General Eric Holder.

November 7, 2014

President Has A Short List Of Potential Attorney General Candidates

Find out who has the inside track to replace Eric Holder.

October 3, 2014
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A Senator To Replace Holder?

Find out who has the inside track to become the next attorney general.

October 2, 2014
Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder To Resign: Official

After nearly six years, change is coming to the Justice Department.

September 25, 2014

Holder Cancels Speech In Oklahoma City Amid Conservative Protests

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Eric H. Holder Jr. is a traveling attorney general, with a penchant for trips around the country and the world to give speeches or inspect offices. But Thursday he canceled a planned speech in Oklahoma City at the 130th Police Academy graduation ceremony, after local Republicans announced […]

April 24, 2014

Holder Asserts His Commitment To Fighting Heroin

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau   WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has been crusading for more lenient treatment for nonviolent drug offenders, making it a top priority before he is expected to leave office this year. Recently, however, he has been forced to confront an epidemic of deaths from heroin and […]

April 17, 2014

Holder Says Terror Verdict Vindicates Call For Civilian Trials

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who for five years has advocated trying terrorism suspects in U.S. civilian court only to be slapped down by Congress, took a victory lap in New York on Tuesday, proclaiming that last week’s conviction of Sulaiman abu Ghaith in Manhattan federal […]

April 2, 2014

Attorney General Schneiderman Backs OWS, But Will It Help His Anti-Bank Push?

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a progressive champion for his aggressive posture toward the big banks at the heart of the 2008 financial crisis and the foreclosures still rippling through the economy, backed the Occupy Wall Street protests, obliquely, in a statement today: “These demonstrations are a stark reminder that many Americans have lost […]

October 7, 2011

CIA Director “Welcome[s] The News” That Only Two Detainee Deaths Will Be Investigated

US Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday that the Justice Department will open “a full criminal investigation” into the deaths of Manadel al-Jamadi and Gul Rahman, both of whom died while being held as prisoners by the CIA. Holder added, though, that investigation of hundreds of other CIA interrogations “is not warranted” and will be […]

July 1, 2011