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Sessions Not Plotting Crackdown on March Madness Pools

Perhaps thanks to Auburn and Alabama making the big dance

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is looking forward to having Auburn and Alabama playing in the NCAA tournament. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Enforcement actions against office March Madness pools will not be a priority for the Justice Department this year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday.

“Well, Alabama and Auburn both got in, so we’re not suing them right now,” Sessions told radio host Hugh Hewitt when asked about the potential of federal lawsuits against “bracketologists.”

“It was a fabulous year for Alabama basketball,” Sessions said.

The Crimson Tide of Alabama is a nine seed and will face Virginia Tech Thursday night. Auburn plays Friday night as a four seed against College of Charleston, which is the 13 seed in the Midwest region.

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