As attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions is the chief law enforcement officer and the head attorney for the country. During the Obama Administration, Attorneys General investigated police departments, went after banks for predatory lending, and sought to protect voting rights. So what does an Attorney General Sessions mean for civil rights?
Morning Shift talks to Emily Bazelon, staff writer for the New York Times magazine and the Truman Capote fellow at Yale Law School. Her article in the magazine this weekend, “The Department of Justification,” takes a hard look at what power our new attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has to shape how the nation deals with immigration and civil rights.