Posted On: Monday - January 30th 2017 6:14PM MST
In Topics:   Trump
The acting Acting US Attorney, Sally Yales does not want to follow the bosses instructions, per zerohedge: Mutiny? Acting Attorney General Orders Justice Department Not To Defend Trump Executive Order.
Listen, I'm the first to respect someone who will not follow orders per unconstitutionality or stupidity or what-have-you. In the article, though, this lady's rationale, in her words seemed like a bunch of BS, especially the 2nd paragraph here, which just says she doesn't want to enforce these orders, that's all:
My role is different from that of the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), which, through administrations of both parties, has reviewed Executive Orders for form and legality before they are issued. OLC's review is limited to the narrow question of whether, in OLC's view, a proposed Executive Order is lawful on its face and properly drafted. Its review does not take account of statements made by an administration or it surrogates close in time to the issuance of an Executive Order that may bear on the order's purpose. And importantly, it does not address whether any policy choice embodied in an Executive Order is wise or just.
Similarly, in litigation, DOJ Civil Division lawyers are charged with advancing reasonable legal arguments that can be made supporting an Executive Order. But my role as leader of this institution is different and broader. My responsibility is to ensure that the position of the Department of Justice is not only legally defensible, but is informed by our best view of what the law is after consideration of all the facts. In addition, I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institution's solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right. At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the Executive Order is consistent with these responsibilities nor am I convinced that the Executive Order is lawful.
Regarding Mr. Trump's old TV show, this is the only thing I can remember from watching some ad for it long ago on the TV:
Miss Yates - YA FIYAD!