First, CREW requests a copy of the remarks of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to members of the Alliance Defending Freedom (“ADF”) during the “Summit on Religious Liberty” on July 11, 2017, in Dana Point, California.
Second, CREW requests all communications between Attorney General Sessions and/or anyone acting on his behalf and ADF concerning ADF’s Summit on Religious Liberty.
On July 11, 2017, Attorney General Session spoke at the ADF – sponsored summit. The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled ADF a “hate group” based on its “longstanding antipathy toward LGBT people”. Reportedly, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has refused reporters’ requests for a copy of the Attorney General’s remarks.
The public has a substantial interest in knowing what Attorney General said in his address and what, if any, promises he made on behalf of the DOJ. The requested records will go a long way toward answering these questions.