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The Power of Now
LDF President and Director Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill speaks with ABC News’ Arlette Saenz during the first day of confirmation hearings for Senator Jeff Sessions
Ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be the U.S. Attorney General, Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, issued the following statement:
“The Senate Judiciary Committee has the important charge of determining whether Senator Jeff Sessions is truly qualified to serve as the top law enforcement official of the United States.
NAACP Legal Defense Fund Submits Report to Judiciary Committee in Opposition to Sessions Nomination to Attorney General of the United States1/09/17
Read the PDF of our statement here.
Sessions Nomination Faces Resistance
Joy Reid and her guests detail why many groups are organizing to oppose the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general of the United States, citing his past litigation related to civil rights.
Washington, DC — Today, civil rights leaders from The Leadership Conference, the National Action Network, the NAACP, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., NCAPA, NCLR and MALDEF condemned the rushed hearing of Senator Jeff Sessions, an unfit nominee for Attorney General, and called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose his nomination.