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Your Call: Jeff Sessions transforming the Department of Justice

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions

How is US Attorney General Jeff Sessions reshaping the Department of Justice and national policies?

In a matter of months, Sessions has made his mark. He has pulled the DOJ back from investigating police abuses and out of a lawsuit challenging a strict voter ID law in Texas. He has directed federal prosecutors to charge defendants, including drug offenders and undocumented immigrants, with the most serious crime, bearing the harshest penalties.

Guests:

Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security and author of Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State and The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days

Matt Zapotosky, reporter covering the Justice Department for the Washington Post's National Security team

Web Resources:

Washington Post: Matt Zapotosky

Center of National Security

CNN: Jeff Sessions ushers in 'Trump era' at the Justice Department

Mother Jones: Jeff Sessions Announces a New Crackdown on Immigrants and "Filth"

Politico: The ACLU’s Radical Plan to Fight Jeff Sessions