Department of Justice Limits Use of Guidance Documents In ACE Cases

On January 25, 2018, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand issued a memorandum to all United States Attorneys and the Heads of the Department of Justice’s Litigating Components instructing them that, effective immediately for all Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) cases, Department litigators may not use noncompliance with agency guidance documents as a basis for proving violations of applicable law.  Brand issued the directive in her role as the Chair of the Department of Justice’s Regulatory Reform Task Force.

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