University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Blumenthal v. Whitaker"
Date 2019
Author Protect Democracy
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Abstract On November 19, 2018, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the Acting Attorney General. On November 7, President Trump appointed Whitaker to oversee the Department of Justice – including the Special Counsel’s investigation – in violation of the Constitution’s Appointments Clause. The Senators’ complaint asks the Court to declare Whitaker’s appointment unconstitutional and to enjoin him from serving as, or carrying out the duties of, Acting Attorney General.
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case Blumenthal v. Whitaker (PR-DC-0012)

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