AG Barr Warns Against Growing Number of Court Injunctions Targeting Presidency

The attorney general issues a stark warning against the "willingness" of lower courts to issue injunctions targeting the presidency.

Attorney General William Barr takes notice to a growing number of court injunctions targeting the presidency worrying it could compromise President Trump’s agenda.

Barr made the remarks during a speech Tuesday warning against the “willingness” of lower courts across the U.S. to issue injunctions against the executive branch.

The attorney general also said it could hurt future administrations as the growing injunction trend continues to grow.

His comments come around one week after Vice President Mike Pence said the White House is expected to push for limitations surrounding injunction power of federal courts.

According to Barr, federal courts have issued 37 injunctions since President Trump took office, and the trend is likely to continue.

On the other hand, there were only two injunctions issued during the first two years of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Barr cited a 2018 injunction targeting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients who have experienced political limbo for over a year.

Barr mentioned if the presidency is weakened by this continuing trend, the United States will be weaker overall and more divided.

His remarks come as Democrats continue to blast him for what they call defending President Trump, though he has clarified he is standing up for the executive branch overall.

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