Betsy DeVos called for the end of the department she once led during a keynote address over the weekend.
The Secretary of Education made the eyebrow-raising comments while speaking at an event at Colorado Christian University earlier this week.
The Department of Education said that it was "disappointed" in the court's ruling.
“I’m not sure if this is contempt or sanctions," U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim said on Monday. "I’m not sending anyone to jail, yet; but it’s good to know I have that ability.”