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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.


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