Washington attorney general has gone 15-0 against the Trump administration in federal court decisions

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson takes great pride in his legal staff, but he credits President Donald Trump with much of the state’s recent success in suing the federal government.

Speaking to a packed house at Washington State University’s Foley Institute on Thursday, Ferguson said the Trump administration’s frequent defeats in the federal court system the past two years stem largely from its own inability or unwillingness to follow the letter of the law. The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service is administered through the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences at WSU.

“This [Trump] administration doesn’t go through a very rigorous process of review before taking action,” he said.