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Attorney General Jeff Landry Asks Court to Block Executive Overreach

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement after petitioning state court to block Governor John Bel Edwards’ Executive Order No. JBE 16-11 and declare it as unconstitutional:

"Following Judge Johnson’s dismissal of Governor Edwards’ challenge to my legal authority, the Governor continues to violate his duty to faithfully execute the laws by legislating through executive fiat. Today, I filed a petition so the court may decide if the Governor can circumvent the Legislature to create his own law."