Good news. Federal Judge Andrew Hanen has denied the Obama administration’s request to immediately begin implementing President Obama’s executive amnesty immigration scheme:
Even better, Judge Hanen “slammed” Department of Justice Lawyers for “misconduct,” citing “[f]abrications, misstatements, half-truths, artful omissions, and the failure to correct misstatements” the DOJ lawyers had made to the court regarding the implementation of the new amnesty rules.
In granting additional discovery on Tuesday night, Hanen harshly criticized the federal government’s actions — clearly siding with the states on this side-issue.
“[E]ven under the most charitable interpretation of these circumstances, and based solely upon what counsel for the Government told the Court, the Government knew its representations had created ‘confusion,’ but kept quiet about it for two weeks while simultaneously pressing this Court to rule on the merits of its motion,” Hanen wrote.
Later, he noted, “Fabrications, misstatements, half-truths, artful omissions, and the failure to correct misstatements may be acceptable, albeit lamentable, in other aspects of life; but in the courtroom, when an attorney knows that both the Court and the other side are relying on complete frankness, such conduct is unacceptable.”
Referring to the federal government’s actions in these circumstances as “misconduct,” Hanen wrote that “further investigation” of the issue was merited…
Or, in layman’s terms, don’t lie to a federal judge.
Full text of Judge Hanen’s order here: