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Attorney seeks Justice Department probe of racial message painted on Jacksonville barn

An attorney for Kevyn Fowler said today that he'd written Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking for a Justice Department investigation of racially motivated harassment of Fowler at his Jacksonville home.
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Justice Department probing complaint of LRPD racial bias against white officer

KARK/Fox 16's Mitch McCoy broke an interesting storyyesterday about a federal Justice Department investigation of potential racial bias against a white Little Rock police officer in filling a hit-and-run investigator job in 2016.
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Rep. House: Sessions' repeal of hands-off policy on legal marijuana is 'inviting a disaster'

An state representative who has worked extensively with Arkansas banks in the search for financial institutions to provide banking for the state's burgeoning medical cannabis industry says that Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement that he will rescind Obama-era guidelines that direct the federal government to take a hands-off approach to marijuana in states that have legalized medical and recreational cannabis will spook banks from working with dispensaries and cultivators, potentially forcing cannabis-related businesses to deal solely in cash.

Governor: Feds shouldn't target medical marijuana but recreational use is fair game

Hutchinson did not directly criticize Sessions' decision, suggesting that it would be appropriate to enforce federal laws against marijuana in states that have sanctioned the recreational (rather than medical) use of the drug.
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UPDATE: Sessions rescinds memo that stopped crackdown on legal pot

According to the Associated Press, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will rescind an Obama-era Department of Justice memo that directed federal prosecutors not to go after marijuana convictions in states where it's been legalized.

The ghost of Kenneth Starr: A special prosecutor for Clinton Foundation, uranium and, yes, e-mails!

Has Donald Trump wholly politicized the Justice Department? Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent a potential signal by saying he will consider appointing a special counsel to investigate the Clinton Foundation, sale of a uranium company to Russia seven years ago and other matters.
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Jeff Sessions moves to support LGBT discrimination

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has put out guidelines on discrimination against LGBT people that seem to create a sweeping claim of protection for discrimination.

Tom Cotton for the defense

Sen. Tom Cotton is again standing up for the Trump administration in questioning today of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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Justice Department changeover begins

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked for the resignations of the 46 U.S. attorneys who remain as holdover appointees of President Barack Obama.

Kate McKinnon sends up Jeff Sessions on Saturday Night Live

Alec Baldwin got a rest Saturday night, but Kate McKinnon stepped in ably, doing a Forrest Gumpian depiction of Jeff Sessions, including his being served a fragrant slice of pie from The Help, Trump's campaign manager in Arkansas didn't find it a bit funny.
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Tom Cotton on Sessions scandal: Nothing to see here

Tom Cotton continues his alibiing for all things Trump, this time Jeff Sessions testimony to Congress about conversations with Russians. Forgetful, inaccurate, dishonest, misleading. You pick the adjective. Wrong in any case.

A kind word for Betsy DeVos; Leslie Rutledge, not so much

A kind word for Betsy DeVos on LGBT rights. Leslie Rutledge? Another story.
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