Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A federal judge sees troubling signs

We live in perilous times under an increasingly rogue government that seemingly relishes its dishonesty. 

A federal judge has issued a scathing rebuke to lawyers for the Obama administration in a case involving the president's unilateral immigration action. In an order issued Tuesday night, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, who had put a temporary hold on the action, not only refused to lift the hold — he also came very near to accusing administration lawyers of flat-out lying to him.  
The administration's assertions in the immigration case have been "misleading," "troublesome," and "belied by the facts," Hanen wrote. "Any number of federal judges, given this misconduct, would consider striking the government's pleadings." Doing so would effectively end the case altogether, and Hanen wrote that he had decided not to take that action because the issues at stake are of great national importance. 
Glad someone's willing to stand in the gap, calling out the roguish nature of the Obama team and its efforts toward executive amnesty.

It's still very disturbing how spineless Republicans in Congress have refused to intervene, and have fully funded Obama's executive action plan should the administration find a court willing to clear the way for implementation.

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