Updated: September 13, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Attorney General Sessions Releases Memorandum on Litigation Guidelines for Nationwide Injunctions Cases

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued litigation guidelines to aid Department of Justice attorneys involved in litigation challenging a federal government program, regulation, order, or law. The litigation guidelines will arm Department litigators handling these cases to present strong and consistent arguments in court against the issuance of nationwide injunctions and to reaffirm the existing constitutional and practical limitations on the authority of judges. The Department opposes the issuance of nationwide injunctions, consistent with the longstanding position of the Executive Branch under previous Administrations from both parties. Read more.