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Jeff Sessions Deals One More Blow to Criminal Justice Reform on His Way Out the Door: New at Reason

The former Attorney General has made it much for difficult for the DOJ to crack down on police departments accused of civil rights violations.

public domain, drbimages/iStockpublic domain, drbimages/iStockAs his last move before resigning as U.S. attorney general in October, former Sen. Jeff Sessions signed a memo making it much more difficult for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to enter into binding court agreements with police departments accused of civil rights violations.

It was a parting shot at Sessions' longtime ideological enemies, groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and his department's own Civil Rights Division, writes C.J. Ciaramella.

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