Democratic attorneys general are currently racking up wins in the courts — as Republican ones did against Obama.
His latest remarks about four congresswomen of color will add to a record that has affected immigration and other cases.
The law cited by the administration was designed to sanction foreign enemies, not punish allies.
A 20-year-old Arkansas man had been arrested after he yelled abuse at an officer from a passing car.
Some legal experts were taken aback when Robert S. Mueller III said that indicting the president would be “unconstitutional,” citing a Justice Department guideline that has never been litigated.
The plaintiffs argued that repurposing of funds appropriated by Congress was illegal.
Opponents of the wall claim the administration acted illegally when it repurposed money to fund construction.
A federal judge in California will hear arguments from separate groups of plaintiffs, including 19 states, seeking an injunction to block any construction activity.
A host of court actions center on constitutional powers of the executive and legislative branches.
The attorney general blames “judicial activism” for administration setbacks in the courts. But the record suggests otherwise.