The sheriff as the enforcement wing of a local court is a unique feature of the English common law tradition from which our own legal system almost entirely derives.
Liberals and legacy media reporters, who were never offended when then-Senator Barack Obama and members of Obama’s administration spoke about America’s Anglo-American legal heritage, immediately lost their minds after Sessions’ remarks, claiming Sessions revealed his racial insensitivity and animus.
A Department of Justice spokesman, Ian Prior, had to explain to legacy media outlets like CNN that “Anglo-American” is another way of saying common law and is regularly used among those in the legal community.
“As most law students learn in the first week of their first year, Anglo-American law — also known as the common law — is a shared legal heritage between England and America.
The sheriff is unique to that shared legal heritage.