Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

DOJ Sues to Stop California's Bid to Exert Control Over Federal Lands

Trump admin sues California over state bill on land rights Getty Images
| 05 April, 2018, 01:49

The U.S. Justice Department is challenging the constitutionality of another California law just weeks after suing the state over its so-called sanctuary laws.

Several states already have joined a separate lawsuit filed by California's attorney general last week that seeks to block the citizenship question from being added to the census questionnaire.

California vowed to fight for the state's first right to purchase federal lands or to arrange for a specific buyer - part of an aggressive effort in the heavily Democratic state to thwart the president's agenda in his first year.

"The Justice Department shouldn't have to spend valuable time and resources to file this suit today, but we have a duty to defend the rightful prerogatives of the USA military, the Interior Department, and other federal agencies to buy, sell, exchange or donate federal properties in a lawful manner in the national interest".

"Once again, the California legislature has enacted an extreme state law attempting to frustrate federal policy", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement announcing the lawsuit.

"The Public Lands Protection Act represents the will of the vast majority of Californians who believe public lands should remain in public hands", California state Sen.

The plaintiffs, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, saw an ulterior motive.


"Our public lands should not be on the auction block to the highest bidder", he said.

Monday's legal salvos were the latest in a series of showdowns over numerous US initiatives, particularly on immigration and the environment, that clash with California's more liberal policies.

"We've got a different outlook here, and you know, look, I think that Jeff Sessions, of all people, should know the value of allowing states with different perspectives to do things the way they want to do things, within reason", Allen said. Becerra also has responded to the administration's push to permit oil drilling off California's coasts.

The move escalates the war between California and the Trump administration. Federal law gives the authority to federal agencies.

"Governor Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown pardoned 5 criminal illegal aliens whose crimes include (1) Kidnapping and Robbery (2) Badly beating wife and threatening a crime with intent to terrorize (3) Dealing drugs".

Sessions has also recently reversed Obama-era guidance when it comes to prosecuting federal laws making the use or sales of marijuana a crime even though state legislatures in California, Oregon, and Washington have legalized it.

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