Jeff Sessions Urged Caution Over Federal Lawsuits Alleging Discrimination

Jeff Sessions Urged Caution Over Federal Lawsuits Alleging DiscriminationPresident Barack Obama’s Justice Department has been unabashed in its use of federal resources to sue state and local governments over alleged discrimination, even hosting press conferences to announce lawsuits against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, for racially motivated policing practices and against North Carolina for its so-called bathroom bill targeting transgender individuals. In the past, he urged caution in how the Justice Department brings “its tremendous resources to bear” in court. “It is a power that ought not to be abused,” Sessions warned a top Justice Department official in 2002.

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