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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 9 years ago

If the President or Attorney General thinks a law is unconstitutional, can they stop enforcing it?

If the President or U.S. Attorney General believe a particular law is unconstitutional,

can they direct the department of justice to stop enforcing the law?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Yes. The DoJ has the power to decide the extent of enforcement of the laws.

    But if Congress feels strongly about the DoJ ignoring the laws they passed, they can sanction the Attorney General or impeach the President.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    During the previous administration, the Justice Department pretty much shelved anything that had to do with civil rights. EEOC complaints piled up in offices with no one assigned to read them and a zero-priority placed on getting any of them resolved. It was like, for eight years, the whole part of the justice department charged with enforcing the civil rights act just simply didn't exist.

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