ACLU vows to sue Sessions if he violates Constitution as attorney general
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) vowed to sue Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDOJ to probe Minneapolis police Garland rescinds Trump-era memo curtailing consent decrees Biden picks vocal Trump critics to lead immigration agencies MORE if he violates the Constitution immediately after he was confirmed by the Senate as attorney general.

“If he violates the Constitution, we’ll sue,” the ACLU tweeted on Wednesday night.

The ACLU launched the first successful lawsuit against the Trump administration in late January when it filed a complaint on behalf of two men who were detained at an airport as a result of Trump’s controversial executive order barring travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries to the U.S. 

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A federal judge filed an emergency stay on parts of the executive order at the time as a result.

The group has received a flood of donations and is setting itself up as one of the key players in coming legal fights over Trump's agenda.

Sessions was confirmed by the Senate after a contentious all-night debate about his nomination. Sessions, a Republican senator from Alabama, was eventually confirmed in a 52-47 vote.

The vote came after Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenLawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' World passes 3 million coronavirus deaths Poll: 56 percent say wealth tax is part of solution to inequality MORE (D-Mass.) was barred from speaking on the Senate floor against Sessions Tuesday night. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellWhen it comes to Georgia's voting law, keep politics out of business Pelosi to offer even split on 9/11-style commission to probe Capitol riot Senate GOP crafts outlines for infrastructure counter proposal MORE (R-Ky.) said her speech, in which she was reading a letter by the late civil rights activist Coretta Scott King against Sessions's federal judgeship nomination in the 1980s, was impugning another member of the Senate.