Three Wisconsin law professors joined over 1,000 law professors across the country in writing a letter to stating their objection to Sen. Jeff Sessions being confirmed as President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. Attorney General.
Sessions has a history of racially insensitive behavior which has been noted by the NAACP.
The letter — signed in Wisconsin by Lisa Mazzie, a Marquette law faculty member, and Wisconsin law professors Tonya Brito and Martha Gaines — outlines the legal scholars’ concerns that Sessions “will not fairly enforce our nation’s laws and promote justice and equality in the United States.” They urge the Judiciary Committee to block his confirmation, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
The signatories, who come from 170 law schools in 48 states, noted that the U.S. attorney general has “broad jurisdiction and prosecutorial discretion, which means that, if confirmed, Jeff Sessions would be responsible for the enforcement of the nation’s civil rights, voting, immigration, environmental, employment, national security, surveillance, antitrust, and housing laws.”
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