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Senators ask court to halt Whitaker's AG appointment

Nov 20, 2018 - The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — Three Democratic senators asked a US District Court judge Monday to issue an injunction barring Matthew Whitaker from exercising the powers of head of the Justice Department, arguing that President Trump's installation of Whitaker as acting attorney general violated the Constitution.

The senators — Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Mazie K. Hirono of Hawaii, and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island — are on the Judiciary Committee, which conducts confirmation hearings for...