Your Call: Examining Senator Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing to be Attorney General
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Senator Sessions opposes abortion, called Roe v. Wade one of the worst Supreme Court decisions of all time, opposes bills to reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug crimes. He has also opposed legislation protecting the LGBTQ community from violence. Sessions has referred to Islam as a “toxic ideology" and backs president-elect Donald Trump’s ban on immigration from Muslim countries.
Ty Alper, associate dean and clinical professor of law at the U.C. Berkeley Law
Benard H. Simelton Sr., the Alabama State Conference president of the NAACP
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