• Maryland goes to court to challenge Trump's attorney general pick

    29 days ago - By Reuters

    The state of Maryland launched a court challenge on Tuesday to the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting U.S. attorney general, saying the president overstepped his constitutional authority and broke federal law.
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  • Maryland AG files motion challenging Whitaker appointment

    Maryland AG files motion challenging Whitaker appointment

    29 days ago - By WBALTV

    Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh filed a motion Tuesday challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.
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  • Maryland Challenges President Trump's Appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker

    29 days ago - By Time

    Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general.
    A filing, a draft of which was obtained earlier by The Associated Press, argues that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and normal procedure by naming Whitaker to the position in place of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
    Whitaker was appointed Nov. 7 after the White House demanded the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Whitaker had been Sessions' chief of staff.
    The Maryland filing was made Tuesday in a legal dispute with the Trump administration over the...
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  • Maryland files legal challenge to Acting U.S. Attorney General appointment

    29 days ago - By Reuters

    Maryland became the first state on Tuesday to ask a federal judge to decide whether or not Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was legally appointed by President Donald Trump, according to a court filing.
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  • Court challenge to be filed over appointment of acting AG

    29 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    WASHINGTON - Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general. A draft filing obtained by The Associated Press argues that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and normal procedure by naming Whitaker to the position in place of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Whitaker was appointed...
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  • Judge Andrew Napolitano: Matthew Whitaker Appointment by Trump Is Unlawful

    29 days ago - By FOX News

    President Trump's new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is facing questions of legitimacy, with the state of Maryland reportedly set to ask a federal judge for an injunction declaring his appointment illegal.
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  • Maryland to seek court ruling over Trump's attorney general pick: NYT

    29 days ago - By Reuters

    Maryland officials will ask a federal judge for an injunction and argue that Matthew Whitaker is not the legitimate acting U.S. attorney general, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a draft court filing expected in a healthcare lawsuit against the Trump administration.
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  • Maryland AG Frosh files motion challenging Trump's choice of acting attorney general

    29 days ago - By Baltimore Sun

    Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is filing a motion in federal court Tuesday challenging President Donald J. Trump's appointment of Matthew G. Whitaker as acting attorney general after the ouster of Jeff Sessions last week. Frosh's motion in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore argues that...
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