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ACLU Urges Senate to Cancel Attorney General Vote, Demands Second Sessions Testimony


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ACLU Urges Senate to Cancel Attorney General Vote, Demands Second Sessions Testimony

ACLU

WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter today urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to cancel the pending vote on the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to attorney general and have Sessions re-appear as a witness in a second hearing.

The move is based on Sessions’ reported involvement in the executive orders signed by President Trump earlier today. The ACLU is calling for Sessions to be questioned on the extraordinary claims of executive authority and the violations to civil liberties and civil rights that the executive orders undertake.

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I'd like to know more about the legality of an AG nominee going ahead with advice on executive orders while his nomination is pending. Never mind that he's a sitting Senator, it seems highly presumptuous.