DOJ investigating Harvard’s admission policies: report

ㅤ”‘The Department of Justice takes seriously any potential violation of an individual’s civil and constitutional rights,’ Justice spokesman Devin O’Malley told the Journal.
ㅤHarvard has said in the past that its admissions policies on race have lined up with legal precedent set over the past 40 years by the Supreme Court, which has allowed for race to be a factor in the admissions process.
ㅤHowever, the issue of affirmative action on college campuses has been a longstanding debate in courts across the U.S.
ㅤSchools that are in violation of Title VI can be cut off from federal funds.”

Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) • affirmative action, civil rights, devin o’malley, doj, fbi, jeff sessions, justice department, sessions

Sessions outlines broad exemptions for religious freedom ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

Story at Politico, notes at the DC Drain, image from cbsistatic(.com).

ㅤ”‘Religious liberty is not merely a right to personal religious beliefs or even to worship in a sacred place,’ Sessions wrote. ‘Except in the narrowest of circumstances, no one should be forced to choose between living out his or her faith and complying with the law. Therefore, to the greatest extent practicable and permitted by law, religious observance should be reasonably accommodated in all government activity, including employment, contracting and programming.'”

Sessions fleshes out plan to crack down on gangs, drugs and guns ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

Story at Politico, notes at the DC Drain, image from politico(.com).

ㅤ”In a memo issued Thursday to U.S. Attorneys across the country, Sessions announced plans to impose new requirements aimed at bolstering a 16-year-old initiative known as Project Safe Neighborhoods. The program calls on the chief federal prosecutors to dedicate personnel to violent crime reduction and to develop plans to collaborate with local police and prosecutors to try to get the most violent criminals off the streets.
ㅤProject Safe Neighborhoods, set up under President George W. Bush, is an outgrowth of Project Exile—a state-federal effort in Richmond to make sure that those using guns in crimes got mandatory prison sentences.”

Sessions says it hasn’t been the ‘best week’ amid Trump criticism

Story at ABC News, image from breitbart.com.

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ㅤI wish the media would decide if Sessions is a good guy or a bad guy. Americans would be grateful for their decision. Not!
ㅤYou know, if Trump’s attacks of Sessions are intended to gain sympathy for Sessions from Congress and the media, then our President is a genius.