Victims question Kamala Harris’ record on clergy abuse
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Survivors of clergy abuse and their attorneys complain that Harris was consistently silent on the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal — first as district attorney in San Francisco and later as California’s attorney general.
How 9/11 spurred New Jersey’s Sikh attorney general into public service
(RNS) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s faith is not the primary driver of his work as attorney general; its core teachings of service, justice and kindness are, and they align well with his progressive approach to policy.
Jeff Sessions resigns, ending tenure marred by fights with faith groups
(RNS) — The embattled attorney general brought a concern for religious freedom to the job — along with a passion for quoting the Bible that often backfired on him.
Why we must hold law enforcement officials accountable for racism
(RNS) — Ridding our justice systems of those most prone to perpetuating injustice tells marginalized communities that they can trust the people.
Late cloud over Keith Ellison’s bid for Minnesota attorney general
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The allegation surfaced the weekend when the son of Ellison’s former girlfriend, Karen Monahan, posted on Facebook that he had seen angry text messages from Ellison to his mother.
Seeing threat to religious freedom, Jeff Sessions announces special task force
(RNS) — Sessions said the task force was needed because a dangerous movement was ‘eroding our great tradition of religious freedom.’
Religious objection order gives broad leeway to employers to drop birth control coverage
(USA Today) — The new rules allow any employer or insurer to stop covering contraceptive services if it has religious beliefs or moral convictions against covering birth control.