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Jeff Sessions’ Alarming Speech to Hate Group Proves That He Can’t be Trusted Justice 

Jeff Sessions’ Alarming Speech to Hate Group Proves That He Can’t be Trusted

Washington DC (HRC) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered remarks behind closed doors to anti-LGBTQ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) earlier this week. His speech wasn’t made public until pressure from HRC and other civil rights organizations and reporters caused the Department of Justice to use an intermediary to release a copy of the alarming transcript. BuzzFeed’s Dominic Holden previously filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking a transcript of the speech and published them yesterday. .@TheDemocrats slam Sessions for speaking to Alliance Defending Freedom — calling it "one of the country’s leading anti-LGBTQ hate groups." pic.twitter.com/h7RKLklbJW — Dominic Holden (@dominicholden) July 11, Read More

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Trump Administration’s Attack on Civil Rights Legislation Featured Politics 

Trump Administration’s Attack on Civil Rights Legislation

United States (ProPublica) – For decades, the Department of Justice has used court-enforced agreements to protect civil rights, successfully desegregating school systems, reforming police departments, ensuring access for the disabled and defending the religious. Now, under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the DOJ appears to be turning away from this storied tool, called consent decrees. Top officials in the DOJ civil rights division have issued verbal instructions through the ranks to seek settlements without consent decrees — which would result in no continuing court oversight. The move is just one part of a move by the Trump administration to limit Read More

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