DACA Under Siege by Trump and AG Jeff Sessions

Last week, Trump pardoned Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a notorious national symbol of racism who refused court orders to stop his racial profiling in his zealous multi-year campaign of persecution against Latino communities. Now, one week later, Trump is throwing MORE red meat to his anti-immigrant and white supremacist supporters by going after immigrant kids, …

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Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio Is Deeply Disturbing

The president called a man who freely violated people’s constitutional rights a “patriot.” What does that make his victims? By Ebony Slaughter-Johnson During a speech to a group of police officers in July, President Trump returned to one of his favorite themes of the campaign season: violence. “Please don’t be too nice” to the “thugs being thrown …

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With the Pressure On—Sessions Recuses

The Trump administration is facing a new scandal as the Justice Department has acknowledged Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. This contradicts sworn testimony Sessions gave to Congress during his confirmation hearing. Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a news conference. The Justice Department confirmed yesterday that …

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Speaker Frierson and Majority Leader Ford—Statement on Sessions’ Confirmation Vote

Nevada State Senate Majority Leader Aaron D. Ford and State Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson released the following statement on U.S. Senator Dean Heller’s vote to confirm Jeff Sessions:  “We are disheartened and thoroughly disappointed that Senator Dean Heller voted to confirm Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General. As the top law enforcement officer in the …

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Jeff Sessions is the wrong choice for U.S. Attorney General

President-elect Donald Trump’s first cabinet appointment, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for U.S. Attorney General, is a foundational member of Mr. Trump’s cadre of climate change deniers, civil rights opponents and antagonists of immigrants and the LGBTQ community. While most are focusing on Sessions record with respect to civil/human rights, it’s important to note the Sessions …

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As Horrifically Crazy As This Is, It’s Still Not The Onion

These days, the news is so unthinkable it almost seems fake … like fodder for The Onion. If only it was funny and not frightening as hell. Steve Bannon, an extreme-right, white nationalist and Breitbart publisher has been tapped for trump’s chief strategist. Reince Priebus, former RNC Chairman, has been announced as trump’s Chief of …

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Confirmation Hearing: Nina Pillard

In my email today from Drew Courtney, Director of  Communications at PFAW, was the following: One item that didn’t get the attention it deserved during the hearings of DC Circuit nominee Nina Pillard today is her role leading Georgetown University Law Center’s Supreme Court Institute. The SCI offers its moot courts as a public service, …

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