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Today, William Barr, Trump's nominee for Attorney General, will face the Senate Judiciary Committee. During his confirmation hearing, Senators must press him on his record and how it will affect our civil rights and civil liberties.
Jeff Sessions' Department of Justice dismantled legal protections for the vulnerable and politicized the department's powers in ways that threaten American democracy. Under Barr, the DOJ could fare even worse.
Barr has supported aggressive anti-immigrant policies, opposed criminal justice reform, lauded intrusive surveillance of Americans, said Roe v. Wade should be overturned, and supported denying civil rights protections to transgender people.…
Since 1991, when Barr first took office as attorney general, America's incarcerated population has nearly tripled. This increase is a consequence of a myriad of policies, many of which Barr advocated.…
Barr has violated or supported violations of Americans' constitutional rights, leaving a disastrous legacy of warrantless spying and government abuse.…
Barr has defended the president's power to disregard laws passed by Congress. As long as the president invokes national defense, Barr believes an administration could embark on virtually any endeavor.…
While Barr has stated he believes it is 'vitally important' to allow Mueller to complete the Russia probe, he'll now need to credibly attest that he will comply with the special counsel regulation and won't interfere with or undercut the investigation.…
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