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Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is an American politician and lawyer who is the 84th Attorney General of the United States, in office since 2017.


Sessions previously served as a United States Senator from Alabama from 1997 to 2017, and he is a member of the Republican Party. From 1981 to 1993, he served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. Sessions was nominated in 1986 to be a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, but his contentious nomination failed. Sessions was elected Attorney General of Alabama in 1994, and to the U.S. Senate in 1996, being re-elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014. During his time in Congress, Sessions was considered one of the most conservative members of the U.S. Senate.

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There, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is cracking down on state-regulated marijuana markets. Doing so at the same time as a new border wall is constructed suggests a strategy for increasing, not decreasing, drug crime: Marijuana prices are likely to rise, making smuggling operations even more lucrative ...
I wish I'd thought of the title that Andrew Sullivan used to use on his blog for stories like this: "From the annals of chutzpah." Jeff Sessions made an appearance in honor of Martin Luther King day and heaped praise upon a man he would have railed against if he were politically active at the time.

Jeff Sessions has suggested the U.S. should adopt Canada's policy on immigration, backing a stricter set of criteria that prevented "illiterate" people from coming into the country. The attorney general claimed President Donald Trump is not Anti-Immigration, but he said the administration wanted to see that ...
It all culminated in last week's White House roundtable discussion on prison reform with President Trump, several Republican governors, and conservative activists. Except one thing was missing: sentencing reform. Attorney General Jeff Sessions opposes reforming mandatory minimum sentencing and ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions honored the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Tuesday in a speech that ignored his own history― one dogged by decades of allegations of racial discrimination and opposition to voting rights. "I regularly saw raw, unvarnished discrimination against a whole people because ...

AG Jeff Sessions on immigration reform: "What good does it do to bring in somebody who's illiterate in their own country, has no skills, & is going to struggle in our country & not be successful? That is not what a good nation should do, and we need to get away from it." pic.twitter.com/JwOBmbAG0P.
Pushing Back Against AG Jeff Sessions' war on Weed, Oregon, 19 Other States Seek Expanded Banking Options. Oregon ... The letter comes less two weeks after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions suspended the Cole memo, an Obama-era document that said federal law enforcement officials would not ...
Jeff Sessions's tenure as attorney general shows how far to the right the Republican Party has swerved under Trump. ... Act. However, it's unlikely that any other Republican president would have installed Jeff Sessions as attorney general, a decision that will reshape policy and politics over the next decade.
Jeff Sessions' decided to rescind relatively LAX guidelines for federal regulation of state marijuana laws. That has left California and the cannabis industry scrambling for ways to handle all the cash flowing from legal recreational pot use. Since Sessions' move, banks and credit unions have even less ...
While recreational pot markets are bracing for a potential crackdown stemming from orders by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former law enforcement officials say another group is likely celebrating: Mexican drug cartels. "They are, right now, mapping out a plan to fill this hole," said Arthur Rizer, a former ...
On Jan. 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, a 2013 document that limits federal enforcement of marijuana laws. This opens the door for a crackdown in the nine states with legal recreational marijuana. The Cole memo is one of two documents that prevent the U.S. Justice ...
Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK today filed a resolution, HR 4779, known as The RE.F.E.R. Act, prohibiting the federal government from taking punitive action against those operating in states where the use and distribution of marijuana is legal. NORML is pleased to have ...
It's no secret that Jeff Sessions is an ardent opponent of the marijuana movement. He's been quoted as saying that "good people don't smoke marijuana," and gave a speech last year to his fellow attorney generals where, to summarize, he suggested that medical cannabis isn't a safe, or appropriate, ...
Michael Chernis is a Los Angeles-based attorney and expert specializing in the cannabis industry. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN) Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that he is rescinding the Cole memo, which reflected the Department of Justice's relatively passive policy ...
Often, the Democratic party has trouble on the social media platform known as twitter dot com. But today, the Colorado Senate Democrats showed how it can be done with these extremely good tweets about Narc Sessions' new policies cracking down on legalized weed: ...
Happening Today: Legal Pot, Steve Bannon, Jeff Sessions, E. Coli, Alex Trebek ... Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about enforcement and use just three days after a ...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reportedly ending Obama-era policy that helped the legal marijuana industry bloom. Pot stocks are sinking on the news. Newly minted ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJX) is down more than 7% so far Thursday. Previously known as the Tierra XP Latin America Real ...
As California moves forward with full legalization of marijuana and more than half of U.S. states have legalized medical marijuana in some form, the issue is becoming an increasingly potent force in American politics. Now comes news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reportedly rolling back a President ...
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., said Thursday that the new report about President Trump attempting to avert Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the Justice Department's Russia probe "screams consciousness of guilt." "As a former prosecutor, it is clear to me that the repeated attempts by ...
If you've found it difficult to keep up with all the twists and turns in the investigation of alleged collusion between Russia and Team Trump, it's probably because the narrative is so riddled with contradictions. Alleged leaks first told us that a July 2016 trip to Moscow by Trump foreign policy adviser Carter ...
"Because today their buzz was shackled by Attorney General and 'gnome on your blacklight poster who's gonna narc on you' Jeff Sessions." On Thursday, Sessions announced plans to roll back "an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish," with critics blasting Sessions' ...
Now he's breaking that promise so Jeff Sessions can pursue his extremist anti-marijuana crusade. Once again the Trump Administration is doubling down on protecting states' rights only when they believe the state is right," Wyden said in a statement. One issue that may be potentially litigated is how the ...
Eric Holder 'Disturbed' By Jeff Sessions' Silence In The Face Of Trump's DOJ Attacks. The former attorney general said Justice Department and FBI officials "need to be defended." By Igor Bobic. JAMES LAWLER DUGGAN / Reuters. Eric Holder thinks his successor needs to step up.
On the Thursday afternoon before the Christmas holidays, Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Department of Justice rescinded 25 guidance documents that the department found "unnecessary, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper." The list included 10 texts on disability rights, including one as ...
In the first week of 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions targeted legalized marijuana throughout the nation. As a politician known for his hatred of the drug, this came as no surprise. However, as a former senator from the South known for trumpeting the sovereignty of state power over federal overreach, his ...
For nearly a year, I waited for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to accept the longstanding offer from me and Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to have a conversation about federal priorities with respect to marijuana. Unfortunately, we are still waiting. Sessions, on the other hand, has just repealed the ...
On the Friday News Roundup... recap of the week's stories about Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson… U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in town this week… and the Queen City has a new planning director. Guest host Erik Spanberg will get into those topics and more with our roundtable of ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who's held on to his job despite incurring the wrath of President Trump, is apparently trying to curry favor with his boss and play to the right wing of the Republican base by returning to a tried and true GOP mantra: Get tough on crime. OK. Quickly now, may we see all the ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions told former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon that if he were to get fired, he'd really "never leave" the position. The comment came during a conversation between the two came on July 25 -- a day after President Trump called Sessions "beleaguered" on twitter ...
Late Thursday, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions formally rescinded 25 guidance documents created by his predecessors at the Justice Department. The guidance memos, meant to set policy and establish enforcement priorities, dealt with a variety of issues. Most critically for the cannabis industry, the ...
Jeff Sessions Reportedly Revives Probe Of Uranium One Deal. An FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's ties to the deal has found no wrongdoing. By Alana Horowitz Satlin ...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Charlotte Tuesday to make an announcement on the Trump administration's strategies to fight violent crime. Specifics were not released Monday by the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina, which will host Sessions at its office.
A botched suicide mission on the New York City subway system showed in the "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday during a stop in Baltimore with the new Homeland Security chief. Speaking at a news ...
A year ago, when president-elect Donald Trump announced Senator Jeff Sessions would be his attorney general, advocates for marijuana law reform were suddenly seized with panic. The longtime Alabama senator, they knew, had once joked that he considered the Klan to be OK guys until he found out ...


 

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