Podcast: How Jeff Sessions has affected the Justice Dept. in his 1st year

Attorney General Jeff SessionsAttorney General Jeff Sessions pledged that “a new era in justice has begun” after being sworn in as the nation’s top prosecutor. One year later, it’s clear that Sessions has had a profound effect on the Justice Department, reports NPR. Carrie Johnson takes a look at how Sessions has affected such major issues as civil rights, immigration and drug enforcement in this podcast.

Podcast: Former AG Eric Holder tired of holding his tongue

 

Eric Holder

Former Attorney General Eric Holder

In this podcast at Politico, former Attorney General Eric Holder unleashes his opinions on several issues that he’s been holding back on until now. What does he have to say about the possibility of President Trump firing Robert Mueller? What does he think about his indirect successor, Jeff Sessions? He may be “still finding his voice,” but he’s not shy about voicing his opinions.

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Law professor on the threat Trump poses to criminal justice reform

Attorney General Jeff SessionsWhat effects will Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ actions have on the advancements made in criminal justice reform? Law professor and author Angela J. Davis says despite the Trump administration’s best efforts, it won’t be so easy to roll back changes, although much more remains to be done. Read more about why she says black men face much more serious challenges than whites in this interview at Slate.