Sessions slams judges for blocking Trump policies

Sessions slams judges for blocking Trump policies

By Josh Gerstein (Politico) –

Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted federal judges Thursday for resisting policies like President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order and his decision to wind down the federal program giving quasi-legal status to undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers.

In remarks to a conference at the conservative Heritage Foundation, Sessions boasted of a wide array of policy changes and retooled legal arguments pleasing to conservative legal activists, but warned that judges were obstructing some of those efforts through disruptive orders that are often nationwide in scope.

“Some judges have failed to respect our representatives in Congress and failed to appropriately respect the prerogatives and perspectives of the executive branch,” the attorney general said.

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