"It’s illegal. And it means that anything Mr. Whitaker does, or tries to do, in that position is invalid," per op-ed co-written by attorney George Conway, husband of Kellyanne Conway
George Conway (Kellyanne's husband) and Neal Katyal: "Trump's Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional."
In Opinion Op-Ed contributors Neal K. Katyal and George T. Conway III write, "President Trump’s installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general of the United States after forcing the resignation of Jeff Sessions is unconstitutional."
So honored, once again, to write this with one of the best lawyers in America, . The collaboration, and what it says about our Constitution’s ideals and how they transcend party, are deeply meaningful to me.
George Conway, conservative lawyer (& Kellyanne's husband), co-authors op-ed stating Whitaker's appointment unconstitutional. Because it's illegal, any action he takes is void. "We cannot tolerate...evasion of the Constitution's design." #ProtectMueller
Important from Conway and Katyal: Skipping over the Deputy AG and every other Senate-confirmed official in the Justice Department to install Whitaker as acting AG doesn’t merely raise questions as to Trump’s motives; it’s probably unconstitutional.
George Conway and Neal Katyal argue in the NYT: "Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional"
Former Obama solicitor general and conservative lawyer argue that Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting AG is an illegal attempt to bypass the Senate — especially given that other Senate-confirmed DOJ officials were available.
. and argue that Whitaker's appointment is unconstitutional (violated the Appointment Clause of the Constitution) because he is not Senate confirmed and, unlike Mueller, reports directly to the president.
“Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional“ by ⁦⁩ and ⁦
Excellent bipartisan op-ed by and arguing why Whitaker's appointment as Acting AG end-runs the constitutional requirement for a Senate confirmation
George Conway has an op-ed in today's NY Times decrying Trump's appointment of Whitaker as unconstitutional. His wife, Kellyanne, spent the morning defending Whitaker's appointment to the press corps. This is the most interesting marriage in America.
I've done some more digging into the Whitaker fake Attorney General appointment. There are even more problems beyond those that and I wrote about last week. It'll drop tomorrow.
Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional every action he takes will be subject to reversal. Permanent DOJ should protest that their work is being undermined by an unconstitutional apptm
🔥🔥🔥 New NYT op-ed by , husband of : Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional
From and : President Trump’s installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general of the United States after forcing the resignation of Jeff Sessions is unconstitutional. It’s illegal.
A compelling argument that appointing Whitaker to be the acting Attorney General is unconstitutional
I don’t have a strong view on whether this argument is *legally* correct, but the replacement of Sessions seems like about as egregious an effort to circumvent the “advise and consent” requirement as one could imagine.
Whitaker's appointment as Acting Attorney General is unconstitutional.
Re-upping this. We are already in a constitutional crisis.
From and : President Trump’s installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general of the United States after forcing the resignation of Jeff Sessions is unconstitutional. It’s illegal.
Katyal & Conway: Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional
The Whitaker thing -- it's unconstitutional.
Huh. I don’t know enough about this stuff, but this argument is much better than I thought it would be. I will let the great dialectic of law twitter work itself out.
Also, some of the country's most distinguished legal scholars say that Whitaker is serving unconstitutionally (e.g. ), so...you know. Extremely normal government.
Smart piece by & . To conservative originalists ask yourself: Did the Founders intend for the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the US -- and a principal officer of a dept -- not to be subject to advice and consent?
Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional
This is persuasive: Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional
Why aren’t the Senate Democrats, beginning with you , rising up to contest this unconstitutional appointment?
An acting attorney general requires Senate confirmation because “the framers ‘knew liberty could be preserved only by ensuring that the powers of government would never be consolidated in one body.’” — Clarence Thomas, per ⁦⁩’ husband
. husband, , and , argue that Whitaker's appointment is unconstitutional (violated the Appointment Clause of the Constitution) because he is not Senate confirmed and, unlike Mueller, reports directly to the president
"Trump’s installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general of the United States after forcing the resignation of Jeff Sessions is unconstitutional. It’s illegal....anything Mr. Whitaker does, or tries to do, in that position is invalid."
While many are writing about the statutory issues governing the appointment of the Acting Attorney General, these two lawyers argue that the appointment itself is unconstitutional. One of them happens to be married to Kellyanne Conway.
I don't know how you argue with this piece except to say "shut up honey you're making my job really difficult"
I rarely tweet politics, but we are currently in a constitutional crisis in America. Checks and balances exist to prevent tyrrany
This is pretty damn convincing. So what happens now?
"Mr. Trump’s installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting AG of the U.S. after forcing the resignation of Jeff Sessions is unconstitutional. It’s illegal. And it means that anything Mr. Whitaker does, or tries to do, in that position is invalid."
Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional
Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional: NYT opinion piece co-authored by George Conway (Kelly Ann's husband). 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Trump’s Appointment of the Acting AG Is Unconstitutional “We cannot tolerate such an evasion of the Constitution’s very explicit, textually precise design.” Also, DJT said he’d “select a Justice who will faithfully interpret the Constitution as written”
"You mean Mr Kellyanne Conway?..He’s just trying to get publicity for himself. Why don’t you ask Kellyanne Conway that question?" - Pres Trump in response to a Q about this op-ed by
Can someone provide me a counterpoint to and George Conway's piece here? Because...this was floating in my head since Tuesday, and I tend to agree with it: Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional
This argument seems right on principle, in terms of separation of powers. No Senate confirmation, no check on the executive. Inferior officers, OK. But the person who wields the enormous power of the attorney general -- for how long?
Convincing case: Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional
Opinion | Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional.
Neal Katel and George T. Conway III present a reasoned case for the unconstitutionality of Trump's appt. of Whitaker. They cite Clarence Thomas in their defense. So where do you originalists now stand?
Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional
From Kellyanne Conway’s conservative husband, no less.
Trump's appointment of the Acting Attorney General is unconstitutional.
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IDWers and other faux centrists like who find the time to sneer at celebrities for encouraging people to vote but who will not utter a peep about this will have forfeited their credibility
Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional - The New York Times
Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional
Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional - Even if Mr. Whitaker's appointment is unconstitutional and demands the advise and consent of the Senate, what will be the quality of that deliberation?
Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional
Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional: Not really surprising, but now what? Does anyone still care? This will be interesting to see.
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“Mr. Trump’s installation of Whitaker as acting attorney general of the United States after forcing the resignation of Sessions is unconstitutional. It’s illegal. And it means that anything Mr. Whitaker does, or tries to do, in that position is invalid.”