ACLU Statement on Barr Confirmation as Attorney General

February 14, 2019 1:00 pm

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WASHINGTON — The Senate today confirmed William Barr as the next attorney general.

David Cole, American Civil Liberties Union legal director, said:

“Now that William Barr has been confirmed, he should be on notice that if under his leadership the Department of Justice continues the unconstitutional policies and practices of his predecessor, the ACLU will see him in court. The attorney general’s job is to enforce the law for all, and we will hold him to it.”

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