Headline RoundupMarch 2nd, 2020

Judge Rules Cuccinelli Appointment Illegal

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A federal judge ruled that the appointment of Ken Cuccinelli to head United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA). Cuccinelli had occupied two positions; director of the USCIS and deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, for which he was never confirmed by the Senate. Rules implemented by Cuccinelli during his stint may also be nullified. Senate Republicans had reportedly warned the White House that bypassing Senate confirmation and having Cuccinelli serve both roles simultaneously would be illegal.

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