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Texas v U.S. (the Immigration Case) and the Administrative State

In Texas v U.S.,decided last Tuesday, the Fifth Circuit upheld Texas District Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction against the implementation of the Administration’s effort to rewrite immigration law to legitimate the status of millions of illegal immigrants. The administration will not appeal to the Supreme Court, so the merits of the [...]

Can't Deny Good-Time Credit Based on Laws Passed After Sentencing

Louisiana cannot revoke sentence-shortening "good-time credits" earned by prisoners based on legal changes that occurred after a prisoner's initial sentencing, the Fifth Circuit ruled this week. The court granted habeas relief for Richard Price, who was sentenced for armed robbery in Louisiana in 1985, and lost all of his......

Obama's immigration plans are on hold as court battle continues

On Tuesday, a panel of judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift a hold and let President Obama's immigration reforms go forward while litigation continues, with Texas and 25 other states suing to block Obama's executive orders and promote deportation as a national policy. Show More Summary

White House Attacks Fifth Circuit Judges, Saying They ‘Chose To Misinterpret Law’ By Upholding Stay On Executive Amnesty

This the kind of thing that makes you want to simultaneously vomit, punch someone and cry. I don’t know how this continues to happen, but Obama’s advisers have asked for

Court Refuses to Lift Injunction Against Obama's Immigration Plan

President Obama's executive actions on immigration won't be implemented in the Fifth Circuit within the near future, after the court of appeals refused this afternoon to lift a lower court's injunction against the program. After Obama took action to stem the deportation of non-citizen parents and children, 26 states......

Obama administration will not seek Supreme Court stay on immigration block

Despite a setback to President Barack Obama's immigration action in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department will not ask the Supreme Court to stay the injunction, a Department spokesman said. Twenty-six...Show More Summary

Immigration activists vow Republicans will rue anti-immigration court ruling

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Tuesday refusing to lift a federal judge's injunction banning President Obama's executive orders on immigration from taking effect before state challenges are decided was a "win" for Republicans, but one fraught with electoral jeopardy. Show More Summary

NBC and ABC Ignore Court Ruling Against Obama Immigration Amnesty Order

In November of 2014 all three broadcast networks hailed President Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. However, following Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to refuse lifting a stay on the controversial order, NBC and ABC both ignored the ruling, with Wednesday’s CBS This Morning providing a mere 17 seconds of coverage.

Fifth Circuit Upholds Injunction Against Obama’s Executive Amnesty

A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit today issued a split decision upholding the Texas judge's injunction preventing Obama's executive amnesty program from moving forward. The opinion itself upheld the injunction on fairly arcane...Show More Summary

Federal Judges Suggest Obama Is Disingenuous in DAPA Amnesty Case

As JD noted last night, a panel of the Fifth Circuit yesterday upheld the temporary injunction halting Obama’s amnesty. Basically, the judges said that Obama could exercise prosecutorial discretion and not prosecute/remove certain aliens deemed a lower priority, but probably could not deem them to be here lawfully such that they could obtain work permits, […]

Appeals Court Affirms Injunction on “Executive Amnesty”

President Obama’s executive actions to expand the programs that would allow more than five million unlawful immigrants to obtain work permits and drivers licenses received another delay on Tuesday, as a panel of the Fifth Circuit Court...Show More Summary

Appeals Court Blocks Obama’s Immigration Action

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction against President Obama's Deferred Action for Parental Accountability program.

More Thoughts on Today’s Fifth Circuit DAPA Decision

(John Hinderaker) Paul has already written about the order today by a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit, declining to lift the injunction the district court in Texas v. United States of America has imposed against implementation of the administration’s DAPA program. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Deals Latest Blow to Obama’s Executive Amnesty; Networks Fail to Cover

On Tuesday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC neglected to mention news that the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled earlier in the day against President Obama’s executive amnesty and denied another request that the injunction on the plan should be lifted. Show More Summary

THE LAW PROFESSSOR HAS BEEN SCHOOLED:  WSJ’s editorial about the Fifth Circuit’s refusal to reverse…

THE LAW PROFESSSOR HAS BEEN SCHOOLED:  WSJ’s editorial about the Fifth Circuit’s refusal to reverse the President’s unilateral immigration legislation executive action: America’s most powerful former law professor is getting a re-education in the Constitution, and on present course President Obama might flunk out. Show More Summary

Fifth Circuit denies stay of the injunction against Obama’s executive amnesty

(Paul Mirengoff) A panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Obama administration’s motion to stay the preliminary injunction against implementation of its Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) pending appeal. Show More Summary

White House Hits Back at Appeals Court After Immigration Ruling

"Today, two judges of the Fifth Circuit chose to misinterpret the facts and the law"

Very Big News Out of New Orleans on Immigration

As Patrick Brennan notes, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals just handed the Obama administration a huge defeat. It denied the government’s request for an emergency stay of a preliminary injunction blocking implementation...Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 05.26.15

A divided Fifth Circuit panel delivered bad news for President Obama on immigration today. [How Appealing] Want to track the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal case in real time? Dewey have a resource for you: the liveblog of Law360. [Law360] Benchslap of the Day (from Judge Beth Bloom): "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet.... Show More Summary

Appeals Court Blocks Implementation of Obama's Immigration Executive Action

On Tuesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action—which would defer the deportation of undocumented parents of citizens and lawful permanent residents—from going into effect....Show More Summary

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