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Time Running out for Obama DOJ to Pursue Civil Rights Case in Death of Eric Garner

Mon Jan 09 16:01:36 EST 2017 | NY1
Time is running out for the Obama administration to bring charges in the case of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died after being confronted by cops for selling loose cigarettes. Advocates fear that even if charges are filed, the case will not be vigorously pursued by the Trump administration. NY1 Criminal Justice reporter Dean Meminger has the story. The U.S. Justice Department has spent two years investigating the police chokehold death of Eric Garner. But with Donald Trump succeeding P..


As the Senate Judiciary Committee considers the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, it is tempting to see the differences in opinion of the Alabama Republican..
Jeff Sessions is Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. Attorney General and while the name may not be an entirely familiar one to everyone, it’s one you’ll be hearing a lot more in the..
Time is running out for the Obama administration to bring charges in the case of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died after being confronted by cops for selling loose cigare..
Liberal groups are gearing up for what is sure to be the first big political fight of the Trump administration: the attorney general confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions (R-AL).&n..
Days before his confirmation hearings are scheduled to begin, Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for Attorney General, asserted that he prosecuted a Ku Klux Klan related lynching nea..
Donald Trump's pick for Attorney General Jeff Sessions begins his Senate confirmation hearing, condemning "systemic discrimination" and vowing to defend the civil rights of African..
Donald Trump's pick to be the next U.S. attorney general vehemently disputed "amazing" allegations that he harbors racial bias, insisting to a Senate panel today that decades-old a..
(WASHINGTON) — Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions fervently rejected “damnably false” accusations of past racist comments Tuesday as he challenged Democratic concerns about the civil right..
+ READ ARTICLE While several questions at looked back at Sessions’ civil rights record, the backdrop to questions about Sessions’ future relationship with Trump was set early Tuesd..
Donald Trump’s pick to become the next U.S. attorney general vehemently disputed “amazing” allegations that he harbors racial bias, insisting to a Senate panel today that decades-o..
Is Sen. Jeff Sessions racist? That question will be at the center of a contentious debate concerning President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general when a two-day Sena..
Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing for attorney general on Tuesday has been interrupted by a variety of protestors, ranging from a woman representing Code Pink to two men dre..
The confirmation process for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is “rigged” and should be delayed in order to thoroughly vet Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee, a group of civi..
+ READ ARTICLE Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions will stress his reputation in the Senate when he testifies before a key committee Tuesday that could decide whether he becomes Donald Trum..
Sen. Cory Booker (left) reads a statement speaking out against Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday. Sitting with Booker ..
Sen. Jeff Sessions cast himself as a strong protector of law and order at his confirmation hearing Tuesday, promising that as attorney general he would crack down on illegal immigr..
MOBILE, AL - DECEMBER 17: President-elect Donald Trump greets Senator Jeff Sessions, Trump's picks for attorney general, during a thank you rally in Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Decembe..
The nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be U.S. Attorney General is a clear and ominous sign that President-elect Donald Trump fully intends to make good on his call for ..
New York lawmakers want Attorney General Loretta Lynch to complete the Justice Department’s investigation into the chokehold death of Eric Garner before she leaves office. Rep. Hak..
CAMDEN, Alabama -- Upperclassmen on the Wilcox County High School football team sometimes harassed the freshmen of 1964. But linebacker Jeff Sessions, a senior who was barely bigge..
Because pro-life Senator Jeff Sessions opposes abortion, Democrats who are trashing his nomination for attorney general are making the crazy claim that somehow he opposes the right..
Facing an onslaught of opposition from Democratic lawmakers concerned about his civil rights record, Sen. Jeff Sessions insisted Tuesday that he would fight discrimination if confi..
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will oppose the nomination of Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to be attorney general. Other Democrats are likely to j..
On Monday, Jan. 9, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice publicly endorsed President-elect Donald Trumps choice, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General. Rice, wh..
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on Wednesday became the first sitting senator to formally testify against a sitting senator in a nomination hearing — against Jeff Sessions, President-e..
Law enforcement groups view Sessions as someone who will bring a "police-first" mentality to Justice that they say was absent during President Obama's eight years in office. In Ses..
WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, would in many ways represent a clean break from the policies of the Obama era. But at Session..
Obama penned a Harvard Law Review article that does not mention Trump by name, but reminds future presidents they “exert substantial influence over the direction of the U.S. crimin..
Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, has used two days of confirmation hearings to try to ease concerns about his views on race and civil rights..
His commentary, "The President's Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform," addresses how presidents can exert influence over the criminal justice system, and how those who serve ..
American writer Mark Twain is credited with saying: "The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior."While the confirmation process will focus on Senator Sessions’ votes an..
On the heels of the sit-in protest and ultimate arrest of NAACP members at the Mobile, Alabama office of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, he is now being served another blow. 1,330..
WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, is likely to stress his conservative credentials as his Senate confirmation hearings open Tuesday. He’ll ..
Later this morning, Sen. Jeff Sessions will lay out his case before Senate colleagues over why he should be confirmed as the country’s next attorney general. In particular, he will..
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., will face off against his colleagues and critics Tuesday as his attorney general confirmation hearing gets underway. Sessions, President-elect Donald Tr..