03.05.15

Gardner Presses Loretta Lynch For Answers

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he has sent a letter to Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to be Attorney General, demanding answers to pressing legal questions.  

Gardner’s letter asks that Ms. Lynch clarify her positions on several issues, including the President’s refusal to enforce federal law, the Administration’s proposed assault on the Second Amendment, and the privacy of American citizens. The questions read, in part:

Does prosecutorial discretion allow the executive branch to unilaterally decide not to enforce congressionally-enacted laws? If so, where does the boundary between legislative and executive authority lie when there is no question of the underlying law’s constitutionality? 

Does the ATF have the authority to ban ammunition that is intended and used primarily for sporting purposes?  Or is this yet another example of executive overreach and improper infringement of Americans’ Second Amendment rights?                                                     

Is the Washington Post correct in reporting that the FBI is pressuring state and local law enforcement to keep Stingray technology secret?  Does the use of such technology represent an invasion of Americans’ Fourth Amendment privacy rights?

The full text of the letter and all questions can be read here.

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