CHARLESTON, WV (WBOY) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led a coalition of six states in which he found that attorneys general will be vigilant when it comes to jobs and civil liberties.
According to the attorney general, the letter encourages the newly sworn president to take into account the separation of powers of the U.S. Constitution and the authority of sovereign states in relation to that of the federal government.
The letter stated that, should the new administration regulate in a manner inconsistent with these principles, the attorneys general alleged it was their responsibility and duty to challenge the administration’s actions in court.
“The president cannot compromise on the constitution or evade legal restrictions without inevitably doing more harm than good to our country,” said Attorney General Morrisey in writing. “The foundations of our republic and our American life are embedded in the carefully crafted design of our constitution. Accordingly, in this letter today, we respectfully urge you, in pursuing your political priorities, to respect the fundamental principles of the Constitution, which should be cherished and respected by every person entrusted with the honor and burdens of the Presidency. “
West Virginia forwarded the letter with assistance from attorneys general in Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, Montana, and Texas.
Read the full letter here.
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