ALA urges Senators to probe Sessions on privacy
ALA, together with a baker’s dozen of allied organizations, has written to the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the eve of its hearings on the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions
(R-AL) to serve as the nation’s next Attorney General. Detailing concerns about Sen. Sessions’ record on a host of issues – including expressly his opposition to the special protection of library patron records – the letter calls on Committee members to use the hearings to “carefully investigate Senator Sessions’ record on privacy and seek assurances that he will not pursue policies that undermine Americans’ privacy and civil liberties.”
Orchestrated by the Center for Democracy & Technology, the American Association of Law Libraries and Association of Research Libraries also signed the letter, as did other prominent national groups, including: Access Now, Amnesty International USA, the Constitutional Alliance and Electronic Frontier Foundation.