Sessions Cites 'Rule Of Law' In Nixing 24 DOJ Guidance Docs

Law360 (July 3, 2018, 9:16 PM EDT) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday rescinded 24 U.S. Department of Justice guidance documents that he considered "unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper," striking down Obama-era stances on issues like affirmative action, refugees' right to work and juveniles in the criminal justice system.

The announcement cited President Donald Trump's February 2017 executive order, which called on agencies to identify existing regulations for potential repeal, replacement or modification. The resulting Regulatory Reform Task Force identified Tuesday's list of documents, which Sessions said are being rolled back in an effort to restore "the rule of law."

"When issuing regulations, federal...

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