Attorney General Jeff Sessions ends sue and settle

Nov. 11, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that he is ending the practice of sue and settle:

“Once again Attorney General Jeff Sessions is proving himself to be the right man for the job at the Justice Department with his announcement that the radical judicial lawmaking tool of sue and settle has come to end. No longer will radical left-wing groups be able to collude with the government, through the settling of contrived lawsuits designed to expand the scope of government via judicial fiat. Attorney General Sessions rightly says that agencies must follow the law, not make it.

“Last month Sessions also ended the practice of including third party groups into Justice Department settlements. This practice had been abused by the Obama administration to funnel millions of dollars into left-wing radical groups.

“Recipients of these Obama windfalls should be audited by the DOJ Inspector General to determine if they are performing the duties associated with the settlements, and if not, the Justice Department should claw back the monies they received.”

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