Skip to comments.Attorney petitions Supreme Court to declare Rod Rosenstein acting attorney general
Posted on 11/16/2018 8:15:01 PM PST by tcrlaf
In a highly unusual move, lawyer Tom Goldstein asked the US Supreme Court on Friday evening to declare Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as the acting attorney general, instead of Matthew Whitaker who currently holds the job.
Goldstein also represented Maryland's Attorney General in a similar court filing at the district court level earlier this week. Goldstein's motion was filed in connection with a gun rights case that is before the Supreme Court as a petition for a writ of certiorari, meaning the nine Justices will meet in conference at a date still to be determined to decide whether to hear it. The case is Barry Michaels v. Whitaker, which was automatically renamed from Michaels v. Sessions following Whitaker's appointment. Since the attorney general is charged with enforcing all federal law, including the statutes in this gun rights case, the motion argues that the identity of the attorney general is imperative, and the rightful acting attorney general is Rod Rosenstein.
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While he’s at it, he can ask SCOTUS to declare Hillary Clinton to be the President. Makes as much sense and just as likely to succeed.
The Boss makes the choice.
The new acting attorney general should throw this *hitstain Goldstein in a federal holding cell.
Who the hell does Goldstein think he is? How many electoral votes did he receive in November, 2016?
Shakespeare said, “Let’s kill all the lawyers.”
What the HELL is taking so long?
I’m sure the supreme court will put this at the top of their to do list.
Did The Donald's election really rob the average Democrat of 50 points of IQ? Or is this guy just grandstanding to virtue signal or raise funds?
Why didnt they go full retard and elect Hitlery as AG?
It just exposed the Dems for what they are.
Good old Mitch, the guy everyone has been praising for two years, has prevented Trump from making recess appointments.
This is related to that, as I understand it.
I don’t know if Trump has the power to name Whitaker the temporary A. G. or not, until one is nominated and appointed.
Mitch wants total control. He wants to screw Trump, show him who is boss.
Never-mind the nation is paying for it.
Perhaps a 9-0 ruling? I think even the liberal judges will roll their eyes.
Good. Lets hope it was sound clarification.
Unless I’m missing something, I wish Whitaker would get the nomination.
Thank goodness we can count on the Roberts Supreme Court to rule this unconstitutional. Federal courts never believe they get to run the executive branch.
Well, now that Avenatti is now persona non grata in Democrat circles, I guess someone had to take his place as the looniest, most obnoxious and most Constitutionally ignorant Trump Hating shyster in the country.
These leftists are totally insane. Time to start rounding them up
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