Jeff Sessions at Justice: Triumph of the Hardliner?

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Jeff Sessions. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's choice to head the Justice Department, could preside over the end of federal consent decrees over local police practices and moves to cut back on mandatory minimum prison sentences, criminal justice insiders told the American Society of Criminology yesterday.

The Alabama Republican, a well-known hardliner on  crime and immigration enforcement, is likely to bring a far different tone as Attorney General from his two immediate predecessors, President Barack Obama appointees Eric Holder and . . .

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