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Trump’s appointment of acting attorney general may be unconstitutional, legal experts say

President Trump’s decision to name as acting attorney general a little-known political appointee who has never been confirmed by the Senate has come under increasing criticism by legal scholars on ... read more

Is Donald Trump’s pick of Matthew Whitaker for acting attorney general legal?

Critics say Trump ... Appointments Clause and the Attorney General Succession Act. Some legal experts say it’s an open question as to whether Maryland has standing to make such a request. But they ... read more

Maryland files legal challenge to appointment of acting attorney general

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh filed a motion challenging the appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew ... Barr said that there are no plans for President Trump to review the report It ... read more

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Justice Department legal opinion backs Trump’s naming of acting attorney general

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday released an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general as Democrats press the case ... read more


Trump feared ‘one of these independent counsels.’ He got something else

It wasn’t long before President Donald Trump was in an angry rage. The AG, since unceremoniously fired, had just taken a phone call from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who informed Sessions ... read more

The legal challenges piling up against acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker could mean problems for special counsel Robert Mueller

Legal challenges against Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general have piled up in the two weeks since Trump forced out Jeff Sessions ... about standing and possible remedies, legal ... read more

Does the Mueller report exonerate Trump? I asked 12 legal experts.

Despite Barr’s statements, top legal thinkers aren’t so sure that the conclusion should be so cut and dried. I asked 12 legal experts to examine what the report had to say about ... of Trump "The ... read more

Whitaker May Be a Bad Choice, but He’s a Legal One

But as troubling as Mr. Whitaker may turn out to be for the rule of law, Mr. Trump was acting within the scope of his constitutional authority. The move was legal ... say that Mr. Whitaker, who until ... read more

Trump Fires Acting Attorney General After She Declines to Defend Travel Ban

President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night for "refusing to enforce a legal ... who may be their boss, they stand upon their principles, so at the end of the day ... read more

Trump's appointment of acting attorney general may be unconstitutional

Washington: President Donald Trump's decision to name as acting attorney ... criticism by legal scholars on both the right and left who say the appointment is unconstitutional. Although Trump clearly ... read more

Trump fires acting attorney general for refusing to defend legality of his refugee ban

Now have an Obama A.G." The White House announced that Trump had appointed Dana J. Boente, the top federal prosecutor in northern Virginia, to serve as acting attorney general until Sessions ... or ... read more

Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional

Matthew Whitaker, named acting attorney general ... Street Journal in May arguing that Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel was unconstitutional. His article got a lot of attention, and it ... read more



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