In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled last week that President Trump violated the U.S. Constitution and laws providing checks and balances in the federal government by attempting to deny more than 2 million federal workers their legal right to representation. “We are heartened by the judge’s ruling and by the huge outpouring of support shown to federal workers by lawmakers from both parties, fellow union workers, and compassionate citizens across the country,” said AFGE president J. David Cox Sr. AFGE was the first union to challenge Trump’s executive orders in court. “Our members go to work every single day to serve the American people, and they deserve all the rights and protections afforded to them by our founding fathers.” Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled late Friday that the Trump administration’s May 25 executive order on official time violated the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the separation of powers as established in law. Read more here.
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