On Wednesday morning, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey testified before the House Oversight Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic at hearing entitled, Churches vs. Casinos: The Constitution is not Suspended in Times of Crisis." General Bailey spoke strongly about the “systemic, organized attempt to suppress the speech of tens of missions of Americans.”
🔥🔥🔥— Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic (@COVIDSelect) June 21, 2023
Censorship efforts during COVID by Dr. Fauci, @FBI, @StateDept, @CDCgov, etc. were “the biggest violation of the First Amendment in this nation’s history.”
@AGAndrewBailey details Missouri's effort to stop the federal government from infringing on free speech.
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is taking the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) to court after discovering that taxpayer dollars were invested by the NAAG using ESG (environmental, social, and governance) interests. As The Federalist has reported, ESG has increasingly become part investing considerations as businesses and other organizations have drifted left:
BlackRock, State Street, and others are using their stock to force companies to adopt policies and social causes promoted by elites, many of which align with left-wing goals.Read more
Last Friday, the Biden Border Crisis reached a new stage with the expiration of Title 42, a Trump-era policy that used public health authority to quell immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Biden Administration claims that it will be tougher on border issues moving forward, but reality shows otherwise. Former Trump Department of Homeland Security officials explained:
Beginning on Friday, all illegal aliens apprehended at the southern border will be put into Title 8 immigration proceedings and will be subject to "expedited removal." Though the Biden administration makes this sound like an effective enforcement policy, it is merely an optical misdirection.
What the administration is not telling the American people is that there is a glaring loophole in expedited removal that the cartels coach aliens to exploit — the ability to claim asylum regardless of how dubious the claim.
Republican attorneys general are fighting back against the disastrous border policies being implemented by the Biden Administration.Read more
Rogue leftist prosecutors have proven time and time again that they have no shame in imposing their radical agenda on the jurisdictions they've been elected or appointed to protect. This time, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón has suspended a line prosecutor allegedly for referring to a controversial defendant by his birth pronouns:
Los Angeles district attorney George Gascon has suspended a prosecutor for allegedly referring to a convicted child molester and suspected murderer by his birth name and the pronouns that correspond to his sex, rather than the name and pronouns he adopted after coming out as transgender.Read more
Republican state attorneys general are off to a strong start in 2023 defending their constituents against overreach from the Biden Administration. As Pensions&Investments reported, a coalition of mostly-Republican states are suing the Biden Administration for a new Labor Department rule that would allow ESG (Environmental, social, and corporate governance) considerations for investments by retirement funds:Read more
On Friday, Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares announced the creation of the "Election Integrity Unit":
This unit will provide legal advice to the Department of Elections, investigate and prosecute violations of Virginia election law, work with the election community throughout the year to ensure uniformity and legality in application of election laws, and work with law enforcement to ensure legality and purity in elections.Read more
On Thursday, Republican attorneys general challenging the Biden Administration received another victory in court:
A Louisiana judge issued a permanent injunction against the Biden administration’s moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands Thursday night, a day after another court tossed an earlier injunction against it.Read more
While Title 42, a public health policy that many see as the only thing stopping massive numbers of migrants from attempting to cross the southern border, is expected to expire in May, President Biden is now feeling pressure from his own party to keep the policy in place. Of course, Democrats' opposition to the policy probably has more to do with their vulnerable status in the upcoming midterms rather than a desire for stronger border security:
While the move to end Title 42 has certainly sparked backlash from Republicans who support hard-line immigration policies, a great deal of Democrats, several who are up for re-election or seeking other positions, are also expressing concern over its planned removal as conditions at the southern border continue to deteriorate.Read more
On Monday, the attorneys general from Arizona, Louisiana, and Missouri announced that they would be filing a suit challenging the expiration of Title 42, a public health order that allows the federal government to expedite the removal of migrants. Fox News reported:
The Republican states’ lawsuit argues that the Biden administration’s ending of Title 42 is not only bad policy, but is in breach of the notice-and-comment requirements set out in the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and is "arbitrary and capricious" -- grounds under which other immigration policies have been struck down. A CDC spokesperson told Fox News that it does not comment on pending litigation.Read more