Wednesday, May 06, 2015



The apology comes in the context of the Texas-led 26-State lawsuit against the Obama Administration, challenging the second and third of the President’s three unilateral executive orders on immigration: the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+).

In February, Judge Hanen issued a preliminary injunction halting the DAPA and DACA+ programs–finding that the plaintiff-States had proven both irreparable harm and a “likelihood of success” on the merits of their legal claims.  Hanen’s issuance of an injunction should have stopped both DAPA and DACA+ from being implemented at all, but in early March, DOJ admitted that it had begun to implement DACA+, and in fact had already issued work permits and expanded deportation protection to over 100,000 additional illegals.

Hanen is currently considering whether/how to further sanction the DOJ for its transgression, though he has already ruled out striking the government’s pleadings and entering judgment for plaintiff-States.

DOJ has appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, asking that court to issue a stay of Judge Hanen’s preliminary injunction.  My guess is that the Fifth Circuit won’t interfere with Hanen’s ruling.  And Hanen ought to hold the DOJ lawyers in contempt (though I doubt he will).  Maybe he should have them write “I will not lie to the court” 1,000 times on a blackboard or walk around in front of the courthouse with a sandwich board sign. [FULL]
Tommy Lee Smith
RHETORICAL: What will Congress do about it? 

"There is such a thing as critical mass, and I think we are approaching a tipping point.  It will be horrific, but a price that must be paid." Oliver Wardell Homies.


leelu said...

Breath. Not holding.

Esteve said...

So now a perjurer can just say to a federal judge, "I'm sorry"?

DougM said...

They disbarred Bubba for perjury.
It would be a nice heads-on-spikes exercise for the judge to recommend that for these guys, too.

Rip Tide said...

What fresh Hell is this ? A lawyer lie ? The Earth ceases its orbital rotation ! Next thing they'll say man-made global warming is factual ? My stars and garters !

pdwalker said...

Only guns at this point will have any effect.

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