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Appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general challenged in court

WASHINGTON — Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general, arguing that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and the Justice Department s own succession plan by elevating Whitaker to the top job. The Tuesday filing sets up a court challenge between a state and the federal government over the legitimacy of the country s chief law enforcement officer and foreshadows the likelihood of additional cases that present the same issues. It comes as Democrats call on Whitaker to recuse himself from...

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