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With Senator Jeff Sessions’s Attorney General nomination set for a confirmation hearing next month, he and President-elect Trump’s transition team have tried to rebrand his image into one of civil rights hero, asserting, without evidence, that Sessions has a “strong civil rights record.” Yet throughout his entire career, Sessions has been openly hostile to civil rights advocacy and the lawyers who
Kyle Barry, policy counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, highlighted in a Medium post a 2010 letter from Sessions about how completely a judicial nominee filled out the Senate committee questionnaire.
At the time, Sessions sought to postpone the nominee’s hearing to maintain the integrity of the Senate’s advice and consent responsibilities, Barry wrote.
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LDF Assistant Counsel Angel Harris Talking Jury Composition on Huffington Post Politics – Watch the Video12/20/16
LDF Assistant Counsel Angel Harris discusses racial diversity in jury selection, especially in police involved shooting trials, and the systematic inequalities that lead to this imbalance.