Attorney General Jeff Sessions has often used “religious freedom” to justify what would otherwise be considered a potential violation of the separation of church and state, but now he has taken it a step further.
Without announcement, Sessions inserted a policy requiring all U.S. Attorneys’ offices in the country to assign a staff member to monitor litigation and report back whenever religious issues are mentioned. Basically, they want to use taxpayer money to help them pay attention to their pet cause, which would make it easier for the federal government to intervene and defend religion.
The policy also requires Department of Justice officials to consult with political appointees, picked by Donald Trump, before pursuing civil suits involving religious liberty issues, according to American Atheists.
… By doing so, the Trump administration is favoring religious beliefs above all other matters, and is eroding the independence of these offices by allowing a political appointee to overrule the judgment of career DOJ attorneys.
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