Federal Law Enforcement

Document: Three Senators Challenge Whitaker Appointment in D.C. Federal District Court

By Anushka Limaye
Monday, November 19, 2018, 11:57 AM

On Monday, Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Sheldon Whitehouse and Mazie K. Hirono filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asking a federal judge to decide the legality of Matthew Whitaker's service as acting attorney general. The senators argue that Whitaker's appointment is in violation of the Appointments Clause as Whitaker was not confirmed by the U.S. Senate in his prior post. The full complaint is below.