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Native and Civil Rights Hang in the Balance

Every major civil rights group in the country stands in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., for the office of U.S. Attorney General.

Over 200 sent a letter to the Senate urging them not to confirm Sessions. “Senator Sessions has a 30-year record of racial insensitivity, bias against immigrants, disregard for the rule of law, and hostility to the protection of civil rights that makes him unfit to serve as the Attorney General of the United States,” they said. And more than 1,400 law school professors sent the Senate a letter protesting the nomination.


Troy Eid, chairman of President Obama’s Indian Law & Order Commission, which produced the document, “A Roadmap For Making Native America Safer” after the Tribal Law and Order Act was passed in 2010, expressed his confidence in Sessions in an email to ICMN: “I strongly support Attorney General Sessions’ nomination. During his confirmation hearing, he demonstrated his commitment to strengthening federal prosecution to support tribal nations and respect their sovereignty.”

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