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What You Need to Know About the Aftermath of the Racist Violence in Charlottesville

From murder charges to resignations, here’s the latest.

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Activists, Law Enforcement Condemn Trump's Call for Police Violence

Representative Maxine Waters: “Freddie Gray’s family probably wants to know if officers will protect Trump’s head when he is thrown into the back of a paddy wagon.”

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3 Things to Watch on C-Span

No, really. Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Sean Spicer just might be full of…information.

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New DOJ Memo Retreats From Administration's Original Position on Penalizing Sanctuary Cities

But the Trump Administration may find other ways to attack sanctuary cities—and the proposed 2018 fiscal year budget might be one of them.

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Read the Letter House Dems Sent to Demand Investigation Into Trump

“It is unacceptable to continue ignoring these scandals.”

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ICYMI: Criminal Justice Orgs Denounce Jeff Sessions' Mandatory Minimums Directive

Activists and advocacy groups say the attorney general’s latest sentencing order fuels the War on Drugs at the expense of communities of color.

Jeff Sessions: Stop 'Handcuffing the Police Instead of the Criminals'

The United States attorney general wrote an op-ed for USA Today that lays out his plan for making neighborhoods “safe and peaceful.”

DOJ to Review Agreements With Law Enforcement Agencies That Violated Civil Rights

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “It is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies.”

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Jeff Sessions: No More DOJ Funding for Sanctuary Cities

The attorney general says his agency will withhold funding from cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration agents.

Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Inquiry Into Trump Ties to Russia

Democrats—and the ACLU—say that’s not good enough.

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Twitter Imagines Coretta Scott King Sipping Tea as Sessions Stops Police Violence Suits, Allegedly Lies Under Oath

Sessions says he will “pull back on” suing corrupt police departments. Coretta warned us back in 1986.

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DOJ Reverses Ban on Private Prisons, Stocks Spike

This is despite a report that concluded that privately-run federal facilities are not safe, secure or even cost efficient.

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How Civil Rights Groups Feel About Sessions' Confirmation in 9 Tweets

“The man in charge of enforcing hate crimes laws doesn’t think they should exist.”

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WATCH: Senators Are Reading Coretta Scott King's Letter About Jeff Sessions

The action comes after Republican Senators censored Senator Elizabeth Warren for attempting to read the letter, which detailed the Department of Justice nominee’s racist actions.

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BREAKING: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Jeff Sessions for Attorney General Spot

The vote is expected to move to the full Senate later this week.

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The Latest on Trump's Cabinet: Who Was Confirmed, Who Was Delayed?

Democrats boycotted two votes today, but one of President Trump’s nominees was confirmed by 96 members of the Senate.

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3 Things You Need to Know Right Now About the Current DOJ Drama

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Jeff Sessions’ attorney general nomination today.

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Deciding to Lead With Love, Despite an Enraging Political Climate

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. teaches us that leading with love is a decision rather than a naturally occurring phenomenon. In this hostile political moment, commit to practicing a love that makes room for anger but not for contempt.  

 
Sexual assault survivor Amita Swadhin testifies against Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation on January 11, 2017.

Hear From the Sexual Assault Survivor Who Testified Against Jeff Sessions

Amita Swadhin: “I agreed to testify because it’s really important for there to be public record that there was resistance to his nomination both from the grassroots along with our allies who are elected officials.”

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READ: Coretta Scott King's 1986 Letter Condemning Jeff Sessions

“Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly Black voters.”