Obama to Sotomayor: Good luck

Obama to Sotomayor: Good luck

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor got a "good-luck" phone call from President Obama Sunday in advance of her U.S. Senate confirmation hearing.
Sessions worried about judicial 'empathy'

Sessions worried about judicial 'empathy'

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- A senior Republican senator says he's troubled by U.S. President Barack Obama's criteria in favoring judges that show "empathy" to petitioners.

Sessions blasts court 'empathy standard'

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., says that while he is impressed by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor, he's worried about her impartiality.
Sotomayor meets with Senate leaders

Sotomayor meets with Senate leaders

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor visited Capitol Hill Tuesday, meeting and greeting senators who will give her confirmation an aye or nay.

Senators not adverse to gay court nominee

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Key Republican senators say they wouldn't be opposed to a homosexual taking Justice David Souter's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sessions likely to be Judiciary GOP leader

Sessions likely to be Judiciary GOP leader

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is poised to take over the ranking member position on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol insiders said.

Billions sought in U.S. 'pork' projects

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- Pork-barrel funding, curbed by the U.S. Congress a year ago, is making a stout comeback with billions of dollars aimed at home districts, a watchdog group says.

Sessions slams immigration bill

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- Sen. Jeff Sessions says, contrary to what Democrats in the U.S. Senate may believe, support is eroding for the immigration bill under consideration.

Bush tours nuclear plant in Alabama

ATHENS, Ala., June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush showed his support for nuclear power Thursday by touring a plant in Alabama that reopened in May after being shut down for 22 years.

Bush huddles with senators on immigration

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush met with a group of Republican senators on Capitol Hill Tuesday to urge them to pass the stalled immigration reform bill. After the Republican Policy lunch, which included a briefing on his trip to Europe, the president said that

Senate panel approves habeas corpus bill

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act, which would repeal part of last year's Military Commissions Act.

Levin, Sessions differ on Iraq exit

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Sunday reiterated his belief that there is no military solution to the situation in Iraq.

Gonzales says firings were not political

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said the firings of eight U.S. attorneys was "flawed" but there was nothing improper and he would resign if ineffective.

Republicans attack Justice Department

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Three Republican senators attacked top U.S. Justice Department officials Thursday for the firings of eight federal prosecutors.

Pig report says lawmakers on a diet

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- A new report says U.S. lawmakers appear to be finally cutting back on pork.
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Jeff Sessions
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) questions Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor during the second day of her Senate Judiciary confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 14, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

University of Alabama (J.D.)

Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. First elected in 1996, Sessions is a member of the Republican Party. He serves as the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee.

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was born in Selma, Alabama, the son of Abbie (née Powe) and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, Jr. His father owned a general store and then a farm equipment dealership. Sessions grew up in the small town of Hybart. In 1964 he became an Eagle Scout. In his adult life, he became a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

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