Sessions Explains Domestic Violence No-Vote In Hearing

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 7:00 PM EST) -- U.S. attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions testified Tuesday that a provision letting non-Native Americans face domestic violence charges in tribal court was a “big concern” behind his not voting for the Violence Against Women Act, but he acknowledged the inadequate federal prosecution of such crimes in Indian Country.

During a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., questioned the Republican legislator from Alabama about why he had voted against the 2013 reauthorization of VAWA, which bolstered certain protections to student, LGBT, immigrant and...
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