State Attys Say Sessions' Record Makes Him Unfit As AG

Law360, New York (January 18, 2017, 6:55 PM EST) -- Attorneys general in New York, Massachusetts and four other states urged U.S. senators on Wednesday to reject Jeff Sessions as the new U.S. Department of Justice head, pointing to a judge's finding of "serious and wholesale prosecutorial misconduct" when he was Alabama's state attorney.

New York's Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts' Maura Healey and their counterparts in Maryland, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and Hawaii expressed little confidence in Sessions' experience as Alabama's state attorney, citing an Alabama state judge's opinion that Sessions had grossly mismanaged the office.

In the letter to Judiciary Committee leaders, the state attorneys general pointed to a ruling by Jefferson...

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