Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Confirmation

During his confirmation hearing, the conservative Senator from Alabama fell back on the notion of “settled law”.

As for as marriage equality, LGBT rights and women’s access to abortion, he admitted that it was the “law of the land” and that he would grudgingly uphold it. Specifically on marriage quality and the Obergfell decision he stated:

“The Supreme Court has ruled on that, the dissents dissented vigorously, but it was 5-4 and … I will follow that decision.”