1,300 Professors Sign Petition to Ask Senate to Reject Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

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Even with his federal prosecutorial experience, 1,300 professors do not think Alabama U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions is qualified to be the next Attorney General. This from Campus Reform:

The petition cites allegations of “prejudice against African Americans” by Sessions, charges which cost him a federal judgeship in 1986, as grounds for a rejection, though few of the claims made against Sessions appear to have been confirmed.

Nonetheless, the petition argues that “nothing in Senator Sessions’ public life since 1986 has convinced us that he is a different man than the 39-year-old who was deemed too racially insensitive to be a federal district court judge.”