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Law & the Courts

Sometimes You Just Can’t Win

Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave fulsome praise to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for his message and life, calling on Justice Department employees to “remember, celebrate and act.”

“But civil rights leaders criticized Sessions’s remarks,” according to the Washington Post, because they were made while he was pointing the Department in a direction their groups don’t like.

Never miss an opportunity to refuse to acknowledge any common ground. No doubt these “civil rights leaders” would have been happier if Sessions had ignored King or, better yet, criticized him, his message, and his life.

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