The Supreme Court refused to weigh in on whether Trump’s new Attorney General was legitimate or not. The Washington Examiner reports:
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a challenge to President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.
The vehicle for the challenge to Whitaker’s appointment was a case against the attorney general, then Jeff Sessions, filed by a Nevada man convicted of nonviolent felonies who was seeking restoration of his right to possess a firearm.
Lawyers for the man, Barry Michaels, asked the high court to substitute Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as acting attorney general, contending the appointment of Whitaker violated the Constitution and federal statutes.
Trump named Whitaker as acting attorney general after Sessions was forced to resign in November.
The President has already selected his new Attorney General, Bill Barr, who previously served in that role under the late George HW Bush.