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Stories with person: Jeff Sessions
  • Conservative opposition threatens criminal justice overhaul 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 6:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - A handful of Senate Republicans on Tuesday dealt a severe blow to prospects for overhauling the criminal justice system in Congress this year, with one lawmaker calling the bipartisan legislation championed by President Barack Obama and some prominent conservatives "a massive social experiment in criminal leniency."

  • Cornyn a 'peacemaker' as GOP rift on criminal justice widens story has photos
    Updated: Jan-26-16 2:36 pm

    WASHINGTON - A widening Republican rift over revamping the nation's criminal justice system is dashing hopes for overhaul in the final year of President Barack Obama's tenure despite strong bipartisan support and a concerted effort by the second-ranking GOP senator.