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Nancy Pelosi. Chuck Schumer. The Russian Probe. The “Deep State”. All the obstacles, the potential to disrupt the Trump agenda, in addition to that storm, the flood of lawsuits now drawn by blue-attorneys General, which make no secret of their contempt for the administration of policies.

The democratic attorneys General Association (DAGA), a political fundraising group that promotes the AGs as a “first line of defense” against Trump on the agenda.

“The trombone administration has difficulties in understanding the rule of law, and that is the reason, democratic attorneys General have filed a lawsuit and win,” said Sean Rankin, DAGA executive director, said Fox News.

To be sure, pronounced prosecutors stalled many of the administration come 2017 goals in the court, with a record number of lawsuits. And they are doubling in the year 2018.


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At the end of January, California attorney General Xavier Becerra, the Trump administration sued the rules on fracking. At the beginning of February, the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced his intention to sue the trump administration for the reversal of Obama-era waters of the United States control. Several East Coast States together, can soon band to try to tax overhaul dig out the passed.

The complaints may only be switched on by the election-year environment.

Attorney General race, playing in 32 States in the year 2018, with 14 seats, the Democrats and 18 by Republicans. Rankin said the DAGDA focuses mainly on winning races in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio and Wisconsin.

‘It’s not about the rule of law, or hold the line to stop the feds from preempting the state laws, it’s about power.’

– Scott, executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association

“For the first time, I think, in the General voters as well as elected officials, understand the race, an office of considerable importance, and not only to the bottom of the ballot,” Rankin said.

In the midst of the action-flood, the Association reported it increased its 2017 fundraising haul of $ 2.4 million from the previous year-the number of the donor base from less than 500 in the year 2016 to more than 5,000 in the year 2017. In addition, in the case of the procurement of money, DAGA weekly phone easier to discuss the conferences with the nation’s 23 democratic attorneys General, processes and strategies.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, sued the rules of the Trump administration on fracking.


This is familiar Terrain. During the Obama administration, the GOP attorneys General routine required as standard policy, which is filed on ObamaCare, immigration and the environment-but far less complaints per year.

‘Negation of other means

The past year was to complain a gold mine of anti-Trump. DAGA highlighted numerous cases in a year-end report. And while the Democrats victories achieved at the courts of the district, they had mixed results on appeal.

  • Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, first sued over Trump the travel ban for people living in the United States from terrorism hot spots ” in the Middle East. Hawaii Attorney General Douglas chin is suing to block a different version of the travel ban.
  • After the trump administration’s Rollback of Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — shielded from the deportation of over 800,000 illegal immigrants brought into the country as minors — 16 democratic attorneys General challenged the move.
  • Becerra of California, Maura Healy of Massachusetts, Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania and Ferguson, Washington requested the Department of Health and Human Services’ rolling back the ObamaCare contraception mandate.
  • Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Healy and Schneiderman sued the Department of education a student loan policy.
  • 14 democratic attorneys General sued the Environmental Protection Agency claims it is not the rules of the enforcement of the smog.

“We would expect that the Democrats in Congress and the democratic governors will expect to be part of the resistance, but we should have more of the chief law-enforcement authorities in the States than it is to search for negation, by other Federal laws,” Curt Leavy, President of the Committee for justice, a conservative legal group, told Fox News. “s of the justice system itself and many of the AGs, see themselves as part of the resistance.”

‘Sheer Volume’

In the entire year of 2017, the democratic attorneys General of 35 multi-state lawsuits against the Trump administration filed, according to tracking by Paul Nolette, a political science professor at Marquette University and author of “federalism put to the test: attorneys General and National policy in Contemporary America.”

Conversely, Republican attorneys General of 46 multi-state legal challenges brought during the former President Barack Obama the two terms.

The “sheer volume” of the Democratic claims is “stunning,” said Scott, executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is a leading force in the anti-Trump suits.

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“It’s not about the rule of law, or hold the line to stop the feds from preempting state laws; it’s about power,” said in a statement. “You see, the Republicans and Democrats had a history together, in order to prevent the Federal government from preempting state laws, but these times are over and that is unfortunate.”

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