Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for next United States Attorney General, has continuously touted himself as a champion of desegregation.

In a 2009 interview with The National Review, Sessions claimed he filed 20 to 30 civil rights cases to desegregate schools, political organizations, and county commissions while serving as Alabama’s U.S. Attorney.

The Atlantic conducted an extensive search of Alabama’s legal database from 1981 through 1995 and found no evidence that Sen. Sessions ever filed school desegregation lawsuits. They also reviewed his 1986 confirmation hearing transcript when he was nominated to become a U.S. District Court Judge and found nothing to substantiate his claims of being a proponent of desegregation.

Adam Serwer, senior editor of The Atlantic, spoke with Roland Martin during Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now about Sen. Sessions’ alleged efforts to desegregate schools and said, “It would be unusual for a U.S. Attorney to be doing desegregation cases, those cases are generally handled in the civil rights division in Washington, D.C.”

Serwer explained Sessions’ name appears on the desegregation filings for Alabama on a “pro forma” basis.

Serwer added, “The attorneys who actually worked on the cases that Sessions put forth––and there were very few and most of them weren’t school desegregation cases––said that he didn’t work on those cases, that work was done by other people.”

Watch Roland Martin, Adam Serwer, and the NewsOne Now panel discuss Sen. Jeff Sessions’ civil rights record in the video clip above.

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11 thoughts on “Jeff Sessions Claims To Have ‘Filed 20 Or 30’ Desegregation Cases Proven Untrue

  1. I knew it LOL. What is it with dark skinned black women driving Nissan Altima’s. The Official Pace car of the Urban Hood Rat.

  2. specialt757 on said:

    This mofo looks like he could be the grand wizard of the KKK. He’s definitely a liar, but what can you expect, the country elected a lying POS as the president but only because he was WHITE. If he were a black and a lying POS he would be a distant memory and would have never been a nominee. God help us all.

    • “If he were a black and a lying POS he would be a distant memory and would have never been a nominee. God help us all.” As of January 20th he will be a distant memory along with his failed policies.

      • specialt757 on said:

        Not sure who you are referring to as a black and lying POS, but your momma’s pimp has never been president. You are a waste of atoms.

      • Dr. Larry on said:

        BTW, have you thought of 5 Obama accomplishments yet? Don’t hurt yourself. And Obama-phones don’t count.

  3. Sheryl on said:

    There’s No point in complaining. The racsit bigot will have free reign to put whomever he wants in his administration. That’s the price that’s being paid bc not enough ppl voted against this con man. The shit is getting ready to hit the fan as they prepare to defund medical care for women. Make major changes to Medicare and social security and Medicaid. Good luck Americkkk.

    • Sheryl wakes up, puts her white hate on, and starts another day in her pathetic life. Don’t forget to check the mailbox for your government check from your white daddy.

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