More than 1,100 law professors signed a petition in opposition to the nomination of Alabama Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions as Attorney General.


“The letter, signed by professors from 170 law schools in 48 states, is also scheduled to run as a full-page newspaper ad aimed at members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will be holding confirmation hearings for Sessions on Jan. 10-11.


“We are convinced that Jeff Sessions will not fairly enforce our nation’s laws and promote justice and equality in the United States,” states the letter, signed by prominent legal scholars including Laurence H. Tribe of Harvard Law School, Geoffrey R. Stone of the University of Chicago Law School, Pamela S. Karlan of Stanford Law School and Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California at Irvine School of Law.”


We are in a strange new era in our country’s history, when the people leading the federal government are manifestly unfit for their positions. All the way to the top.