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114th Congress (2015-2016)
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- Police Reform, Information, Data and Evidence Act (HR 3481 and S 1476)
- HR 1466, Surveillance State Repeal Act (HR 1466)
- Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act (HR 1232)
When the 114th Congress turned out the lights and headed home early this month, I breathed a sigh of relief.
Sessions has a long and documented history of opposing the rights of vulnerable populations, disregarding the First Amendment, and championing torture. As Attorney General, Sessions would be head of the department in charge of overseeing the protections of civil rights and the most powerful law enforcement in the nation. Given his historic hostility to civil liberties this is unacceptable. Sessions was rightfully rejected as a judicial nomination and should be similarly rejected for Attorney General.
The Congressional Research Service recently released a report that explores when it is permissible for the government to restrict online speech that advocates for terrorism.