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    The Confirmation Sessions ( Sign the Pledge-ACLU )

    The Senate Judiciary Committee should leave no stone unturned during Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing for attorney general.
    Anthony D. Romero, ACLU Executive Director

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    The ACLU as a matter of long-standing policy does not support or oppose candidates for elected or appointed office. However, questions regarding police reform, voting rights, immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, Muslims’ rights, racial justice, LGBT rights, women’s rights, privacy rights, torture, and abortion rights must be asked of and answered by Jeff Sessions if the Senate is to be discharged of its duty and if Americans are to be fully informed of how the nominee is to serve as the nation’s highest law enforcement officer. The attorney general must be an individual who will steadfastly enforce the U.S. Constitution and protect the civil rights and liberties of all Americans equally.

    https://www.aclu.org/feature/confirmation-sessions

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    1. Booker to testify against fellow senator Sessions in unprecedented move

    Washington (CNN)Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is set to testify against Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions Wednesday in an unprecedented move during his attorney general confirmation.
    This would be the first time in Senate history that a sitting senator will testify against another sitting senator for a Cabinet post during a confirmation.
    “I do not take lightly the decision to testify against a Senate colleague,” Booker said. “But the immense powers of the attorney general combined with the deeply troubling views of this nominee is a call to conscience.”

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/09/politics/cory-booker-jeff-sessions-confirmation-hearing/index.html