President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) to be the next U.S. attorney general—the person charged with enforcing the nation’s laws and constitutional rights. Sessions has a long history of opposing rights for people of color, women, and LGBTQ Americans. Here are five things you need to know about Sen. Sessions.
Andrew Satter is the Director of Video at the Center for American Progress. Billy Corriher is the Director of Research for Legal Progress at the Center. Jake Faleschini is the Director of the Courts Program for Legal Progress at the Center.