SCOTUS Issues Decision on Trump’s Whitaker Appointment


The Supreme Court on Monday issued a decision on Trump’s appointment of Interim Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

The court declined to intervene, which is a victory for the Trump administration as the Associated Press, via Western Journal, reports:

The Supreme Court is refusing to be drawn into a dispute over the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the acting U.S. attorney general.

The justices on Monday rejected an appeal in a case dealing with gun rights that also included a challenge to President Donald Trump’s appointment of Whitaker to temporarily lead the Justice Department.



The appeal claims Whitaker’s appointment is illegal under federal law and asks the court to name Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (ROH’-zen-styn) as a party in the case, instead of Whitaker.

The Justice Department in November released an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general. Trump has called Whitaker “a highly respected person.”

This is a developing story and we’ll update as we learn more.





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