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LDF's Todd A. Cox Pens You’re on Your Own: DOJ Done Providing Guidance Clarifying Federal Law

Monday, November 20, 2017

On Friday, November 17th, Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a memo prohibiting the Department of Justice (DOJ) from issuing guidance documents that “have the effect of adopting new regulatory requirements or amending the law.” The memo added that in the past, DOJ and other agencies have failed to make the distinction between guidance intended to clarify existing law, and binding regulations, which are required to go through a public comment process. Sessions also announced that a DOJ task force will review existing guidance documents and make recommendations for repeal.

This directive clearly signals DOJ’s intent to attack guidance documents designed to strengthen enforcement of our bedrock civil rights laws.

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