What to Know About Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions

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Congress holds confirmation hearings for Senator Jeff Sessions's appointment to Attorney General.

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions is President-elect Trump's nominee for U.S. Attorney General, and the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a confirmation hearing with him this morning. Emily Bazelon, staff writer for the New York Times Magazine and a senior research fellow at Yale Law School, tells us what we need to know about the Alabama Senator, including why he was denied a federal judgeship back in 1986.