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AG Sessions Blasts Judges for Blocking Trump's Executive Orders

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 26 October 2017 04:09 PM

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday ripped federal judges for blocking executive orders issued by President Donald Trump, Politico reported.

"Some judges have failed to respect our representatives in Congress and failed to appropriately respect the prerogatives and perspectives of the executive branch," he said at a Heritage Foundation conference.

Sessions singled out federal district court Judge Nicholas Garaufis for saying the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program was "heartless," instead of making a legal argument against it.

"Rather than address that question, the court said the government 'can't come into court to espouse a position that is heartless.' He didn't say it was unlawful. He said, 'I don't like your policy,'" the attorney general said.

"A judge's comments on policy like this is offensive, and it's disrespectful of the legislative and executive branches and to the fine attorneys in the Department of Justice. . . . The Constitution gives judges no right to veto a president's actions because they disagree on policy grounds.

"Many indeed think this election was pretty important. Without what's happening today, the rule of law may have well be lost behind us in a cloud of dust," Sessions continued.

"It's a very significant election I think . . . for the legal system."

He added later, "today, more and more judges are issuing nationwide injunctions and in effect single judges . . . are making themselves super-legislators for the entire United States. . . . A single judge's decision can enjoin the entire federal government from acting. It's an extreme step. Too often, district court judges are doing it without following the law."

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Federal judges for blocking executive orders issued by President Donald Trump are acting outside of the law, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday, per Politico.
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