Former Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins made history this month when she became the first Black woman to take over the position of Massachusetts U.S. attorney. It's the state's top federal law enforcement post.
Her swearing-in followed a contentious Senate confirmation process that included the first roll-call vote on a U.S. attorney nominee since the 1970s.
Rollins joins us to discuss her first weeks on the job, and her focus on issues like sex and drug trafficking. We also explore areas where Massachusetts and federal law differ — including marijuana, which became legal in the state after voters OK'd a 2016 ballot question, but remains illegal nationally.
This segment aired on January 26, 2022.