UPDATED 7:11 AM PT — Tues. Oct. 16, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions slams the judicial branch for overstepping its authority and is pointing the finger at so-called “activist judges.”
Sessions spoke before the Heritage Foundation on Monday, where he singled out New York District Court Judge Jesse Furman in particular.
Furman is the judge who ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to face questioning for allowing a citizenship question to be reinstated on the 2020 census.
Sessions accused judges like Furman of making their decision based off personal opinion and not based off of facts and evidence.
“But the Census question, which has appeared in one form or another on the Census for over a hundred years, is either legal or illegal. Tell us judge. One side or the other will take the appeal. The word’s on the page don’t have a motive, they are either permitted or they are not, but the judge has has decided to hold a trial over the inner workings of the cabinet secretary’s mind.” — Attorney General Jeff Sessions
The Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling this month on whether Ross will be forced to testify about the citizenship question.