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Attorney General Bill Barr's speech to the conservative Federalist Society is under scrutiny for its political tilt

Posted On: Nov 16, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Attorney General Bill Barr's speech to the conservative Federalist Society is under scrutiny for its political tilt

Attorney General Bill Barr attacked "the left" in an aggressive speech Friday night to the Federalist Society, a conservative group of lawyers that has provided President Donald Trump with many of his judicial nominees.
The speech has prompted criticisms of Barr and his Justice Department, which is supposed to stand apart from party politics.
The left, Barr said, "is engaged in the systematic shredding of norms and the undermining of the rule of law."
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In a fiery speech to the conservative law group, the Federalist Society, Attorney General Bill Barr laid out his argument for why the chief executive of the country is protected from laws that apply to every other citizen - a legal theory known as unitary executive theory that former Vice President Dick Cheney used as a justification for many executive actions following 9/11.
"One of the more amusing aspects of modern progressive polemic is their breathless attacks on the 'unitary executive theory.' They...

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