The Trump administration is looking for ways to deal with a recurring frustration: liberal federal judges who have gone rogue and put the brakes on one major administration policy after another.
But Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a plan.
The administration is telling the Supreme Court in a case about President Donald Trump’s travel ban that judges are increasingly using what are called nationwide injunctions to stop “a federal policy everywhere.”
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The Justice Department says the high court should “reject the deeply misguided practice,” which has also been used against the administration’s crackdown on “sanctuary cities,” President Donald Trump’s announced ban on transgender military service members and, most recently, the effort to end legal protections for illegal immigrants.
Sessions has become the administration’s leading critic of the injunctions. Sessions said Tuesday they have been used 20 times in Trump’s first year in office, “as