Executive Orders Allowed to Take Effect After Injunction is Lifted

October 2, 2019 11:50 AM , Updated October 11, 2019 12:15 PM
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A federal appeals court has lifted the injunction that had been in place preventing President Trump’s executive orders from going into effect. Now that the injunction has been lifted, the orders will be in full effect.

The Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia took the action after the court recently denied a request from federal employee unions to rehear their case against the Trump administration over the executive orders.

The executive orders were issued by President Trump in May 2018. They place significant restrictions on the use of official time by federal employees working on behalf of a union as well as directing agencies to be more stringent in bargaining union use of government facilities. Additionally, they would also make it easier to fire a federal employee for not meeting performance requirements.

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