Fifteen lawyers general secretary an amicus short on Monday supporting Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh's proposal to block Matthew…
Fifteen lawyers general secretary an amicus short on Monday supporting Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s proposal to block Matthew Whitaker from serving as US Advocate General.
Whitaker was appointed as Attorney General Secretary after the previous lawyer’s dissertation in early November. Whitaker previously worked as the Session’s Human Resources Director, not as Assistant Lawyer.
In the amicus, lawyers argue the General from Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington that the appointment of Whitaker is illegal because it “ignores long established unemployment prosecutions and contradicts the conspicuous designation of the deputy adjudicator general as the working law committee”, according to a statement from New York State Attorney General Barbara Under Wood.
On November 1
3, Frosh’s office filed a call to stop Whitaker from acting as a lawyer or to replace Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in response to an ongoing costume between Maryland and the Federal Government at the Affordable Care Play Theater.
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Frosh claims that Whitaker’s agreement violates 28 USC. Section 508 stipulates that alternate AG shall overtake the attorney general’s resignation and that Whitaker’s appointment violates law stipulating that the Senate must confirm “Chief Accountants” – of which attorney general was one of the original four stipulated in the Constitution.
“In this case, the health of millions of Maryland and Americans is at stake,” said Frosh in a statement. “The right can not proceed without a legitimate lawyer and an executive attorney who makes decisions that can affect things about life and death without legal authority puts us all at risk.”
The Amicus letter from the 15 lawyers generally supports Maryland and argues that the legal uncertainty surrounding Whitaker makes it difficult for states to coordinate law enforcement agencies with the Ministry of Justice and thereby affect the residents of the 14 states plus the District of Columbia.
The Ministry of Justice did not respond immediately to INSIDER’s request for comments on Monday evening.