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Sessions takes on microaggressions. He’s right: This may have escaped your notice, but while President Trump was circling the globe, standing up to those menacing Canadians at the G-7 before jetting off to Singapore for the premiere of “Strongman Apprentice,” the attorney general with whom he can’t stand to be in the same room was actually making some consequential policy choices on his behalf.

Jeff Sessions’s Justice Department has been busy lately. Last week, the department announced in court that it would no longer defend the unconstitutional conspiracy known as America’s health care law. Then, as Trump was arriving for his big summit with the North Koreans, Sessions ruled that foreigners fleeing domestic abuse or gang violence would no longer be given sanctuary in the United States.

Both of those decisions broke with considerable precedent, and I’d argue that they departed from American ideals in some fundamental way, too.

But on the same day that Sessions issued his sanctuary decision, his department also announced a filing that garnered less attention. Administration lawyers filed a motion in support of conservative activists who are suing the University of Michigan, claiming that its policies against bullying and harassment violate protections on free speech.

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Sessions takes on microaggressions. He’s right: This may have escaped your notice, but while President Trump was circling the globe, standing up to those menacing Canadians at the G-7 before jetting off to Singapore for the premiere of “Strongman Apprentice,” the attorney general with whom he can’t stand to be in the same room was actually making some consequential policy choices on his behalf.Jeff Sessions’s Justice Department has been busy lately. Last week, the department announced in court that it would no longer defend the unconstitutional conspiracy known as America’s health care law. Then, as Trump was arriving for his big summit with the North Koreans, Sessions ruled that foreigners fleeing domestic abuse or gang violence would no longer be given sanctuary in the United States.Both of those decisions broke with considerable precedent, and I’d argue that they departed from American ideals in some fundamental way, too