California Files 47th Lawsuit Against Trump Administration


California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra has yet again decided to sue the Trump administration. This brings his total number of lawsuits against the president to 47.

Becerra is now suing the administration over a Health and Human Services rule which would ban federally funded family planning clinics from being able to "perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning."

“The Trump-Pence administration has doubled down on its attacks on women’s health,” Becerra said in a statement on the lawsuit.

California started suing the administration early on after Trump's election over issues like immigration, education, the environment and health care- sometimes filing more than one lawsuit on the same day.

Below is a list of just the first sum of lawsuits.

1. March 13, 2017 — Trump administration’s travel ban

Filed by Washington, joined by California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon.

2. March 31, 2017 — Trump administration’s delay in enforcing energy efficiency standards for ceiling fans

Filed by California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont and Washington, as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Corporation Counsel for the City of New York.

3. April 27, 2017 — Trump administration’s delay in implementing “valuation” rule for taxpayers to receive royalties from companies extracting oil, gas and coal from federal lands

Filed by California and New Mexico.

4. May 10, 2017 — Trump administration decision to restart federal coal leasing on public land

Filed by California, New Mexico, New York and Washington.

To see the full list of 47 lawsuits, head over to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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