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Donald Trump has picked Jeff Sessions to be the next Attorney General. It really couldn’t get any worse. Jeff Sessions is a drug war extremist who has supported policies with racist impacts. He will bring back militarized, Reagan-era drug war tactics and raids on marijuana businesses.

This week the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold confirmation hearings on Sessions and we need to fight back. Send a message to your Senators telling them to oppose Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. 

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christie would be the same.

Maybe. But Christie would have less of a chance to be nominated. Sessions has been working with the law makers that will affirm him for a long time, they are cronies now. Even some moderate D's will not fight Sessions. Might as well say he is in. That's how I see it after some serious research. 

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Further;

Sessions; If Congress didn't want marijuana offenders to be prosecuted because of federal law then they should change it. It's illegal because congress made the law.  

 

 

Which infers that a state law doesn't matter and he wants to enforce federal laws when it comes to marijuana. Just like he has always said. 

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Just watched Leahy ask Sessions about federal medical marijuana policy.

 

Sessions said he would pick and choose which cases to investigate and prosecute even in legal states.

which is exactly what eric holder and loretta lynch have done.

 

just read https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-702_9p6b.pdf

 

wherein holder wanted to prosecute a jamaican man in the state of georgia for having 1.3 grams of marijuana into a 4 year felony.

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which is exactly what eric holder and loretta lynch have done.

 

just read https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-702_9p6b.pdf

 

wherein holder wanted to prosecute a jamaican man in the state of georgia for having 1.3 grams of marijuana into a 4 year felony.

Sessions was talking specifically about legal states and medical marijuana. Big difference. 

 

He also mentioned that he understands the funding problem.

 

California hired Holder to fight Sessions on the marijuana issue, among other state's rights issues. 

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I thought what was said in What Jeff Sessions Said About Marijuana in His Attorney General Hearing to be very interesting.

 

During the first day of his confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions did not provide much in the way of a definitive plan for how he would direct the Justice Department to treat states' legalization of a drug that is very much illegal under federal law. Sessions, who in the past has been outspokenly opposed to legalized marijuana, admitted during questioning by his fellow U.S. senators that disrupting states' legal marijuana markets by enforcing federal marijuana laws could create an undue strain on federal resources.

 

 

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Watching Sessions confirmation hearings on cspan2.  They just had a guy from the Fraternal Order of Police (Chuck Canterbury). 

 

He said, (roughly) 'Without Senator Sessions, the asset forfeiture program may have been dismantled'  

 

Yet another reason to not favor Sessions, though I am resigned to the fact that he will be confirmed.

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I watched it all live and Sessions is the closest thing I've ever seen to a real live Boogy Man. Practically a 'made for TV' villain, but real. He embodies everything bad in a prosecutor with nothing good to balance that out. Like a broken scale of justice. Like a Hannibal Lector with the chains and muzzle removed ready to have his victims. 

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Nobody knows the future, but we can draw some conclusions based upon Session's past. What we don't know, is whether there will be a Trump factor. Will he intervene? Or will he punish blue states that didn't fall to him by just letting the AG have his way with them? You decide. The most childish action is the best bet.
 
It may also very well be that this is a subject Trump is only remotely aware of. One that while he goes around the country re-living the election year, basking in his own glow - he lets fall to those he has appointed for the next 4yrs. Same result.
 
He's a CEO. CEOs dont do real work. Everyone else does the heavy lifting while CEOs sit in offices and play with pencils.

 

Always thought Bush did that. Now we are a red state.

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