The NYT reminds us that Mr. Sessions, an Alabama conservative, was denied a federal judgeship by the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1986 because of racially charged comments. Donald Trump Selects Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General in 2016.
In 1986, Sessions was proposed by the late President Reagan.
This leads to an important open question:
Does Sessions appointment confirm that Trump’s policies will be significantly to the right of those of Reagan?