Jeff Sessions as Ranking Republican on Judiciary
The Senate Judiciary Committee is hugely powerful when it comes to crime bills and judges.
Today, the scope of the Judiciary Committee’s jurisdiction has broadened to include terrorism, human rights, immigration law, intellectual property rights, antitrust law, and Internet privacy. The Committee is also tasked with considering the President's nominees for federal judgeships, including Supreme Court justices. One of the most important functions of the Committee is to provide oversight of the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Jeff Sessions is a disaster for anyone hoping for justice refrom. He's a huge drug warrior, proponent of mandatory minimums. He's also a fierce opponent of immigration reform and any kind of path to citizenship for the undocumented. [More...]
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