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Taitz judge issues injunction against Obama immigration policy

In a lawsuit filed by 26 states against the Obama administration’s immigration reform initiative, federal district judge Andrew S. Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, issued a preliminary injunction blocking the program.

The Obama Administration announced that it would comply with the injunction, and appeal.

This is the same judge hearing a case by Orly Taitz, also about immigration. She’s having problems with standing. The states do not (maybe).

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16 Responses to Taitz judge issues injunction against Obama immigration policy

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    John Reilly February 18, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    Doc, Judge Hanen thinks the states have standing because more legalized citizens will cost them money. One such example is that states will have to issue driver’s licenses, ignoring that most, if not all states, charge a fee. The court f appeals may reject the states’ standing.

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    Rickey February 18, 2015 at 11:37 am #

    I have not read the decision, but elsewhere I read that only Texas was granted standing.

    Also, last month Judge Campbell in Arizona ruled that Arizona’s ban on issuing dfriver’s licenses to undocumented aliens is unconstitutional.

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    realist February 18, 2015 at 1:09 pm #

    “She’s having problems with standing. The states do not.”

    As held by Judge Hanen, true.

    In reality, I’m not sure that’s the case and, in fact, as I read his opinion quickly only TX demonstrated standing, “mostly” because of issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented workers is a direct injury because money, but if you research it TX makes a huge profit from the drivers license bureau, so no real injury there IMO.

    His other reason for standing is just a joke.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG February 18, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

    Orly has more trouble with standing than Nick Nolte after a bender.

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    justlw February 18, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

    Open thread is unopen.

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 18, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    Fixed.

    justlw: Open thread is unopen.

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    bgansel9 February 18, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

    Judge Hanen is an activist judge and the right wing wants him to be the next president.

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    Notorial Dissent February 19, 2015 at 1:24 am #

    I don’t know as he is an activist judge so much as a wannabe politician who hasn’t got the chops to make it otherwise, the rest I’ll grant you without hesitation.

    Personally, I think he’s grandstanding, and I don’t think the Appeals Court will let it stand, but until they slap him down he’ll have his moment in the RWJ limelight, but we won’t know until they get the appeal filed and the court hears it.

    bgansel9:
    Judge Hanen is an activist judge and the right wing wants him to be the next president. Someone did a cost breakdown on the “fees” excuse over at Fogbow and it runs better than $3-$1 income vs cost on the licenses, so that is shall we charitably say suspect.

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    The Magic M (not logged in) February 19, 2015 at 3:58 am #

    As always, this is headed for SCOTUS anyway and any intermediate decision is just of academic interest.

    Orly still hasn’t found her “one honest judge” as he denied her amicus brief in this case.

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    bgansel9 February 19, 2015 at 8:52 am #

    Notorial Dissent: Someone did a cost breakdown on the “fees” excuse over at Fogbow and it runs better than $3-$1 income vs cost on the licenses, so that is shall we charitably say suspect.

    You quoted me as saying this and I didn’t post this, but, it is interesting that there is no explanation of how Texas is under the impression that each license is going to cost them more than $140.00 additional over what they would be taking in ($24-25, $24 on the court document and $25 stated on their Texas DMV website).

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    Notorial Dissent February 20, 2015 at 4:05 am #

    bgansel9: You quoted me as saying this and I didn’t post this, but, it is interesting that there is no explanation of how Texas is under the impression that each license is going to cost them more than $140.00 additional over what they would be taking in ($24-25, $24 on the court document and $25 stated on their Texas DMV website).

    You mean, this quote, perhaps?????

    As far as I can tell, in 2013 (the latest year I could find complete numbers for) Texas collected $132M in Drivers License Fees and spent a little over $25M in Drivers License Services. If you add in Driving and Motor Vehicle Safety, that adds $107M in expenses, but is more than offset by $190M in Vehicle Inspection Fees

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    realist February 20, 2015 at 10:00 am #

    The Magic M (not logged in): Orly still hasn’t found her “one honest judge” as he denied her amicus brief in this case.

    Not quite accurate. Orly initially filed a Motion to Consolidate her case with the TX case and that was denied.

    She then filed a Motion to Intervene which the judge accepted/filed but as an amicus brief, not as a MtI. Thus Orly’s breathless posting that she was “named a friend of the court”. Net effect = ignored.

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    bgansel9 February 20, 2015 at 10:25 am #

    Notorial Dissent: As far as I can tell, in 2013 (the latest year I could find complete numbers for) Texas collected $132M in Drivers License Fees and spent a little over $25M in Drivers License Services. If you add in Driving and Motor Vehicle Safety, that adds $107M in expenses, but is more than offset by $190M in Vehicle Inspection Fees

    I don’t know where that came from, I didn’t say it… but, it certainly seems to be true that Texas is going to make money off of this program rather than lose it as the Judge’s order seems to indicate.

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    Jim February 20, 2015 at 11:20 am #

    realist: Thus Orly’s breathless posting that she was “named a friend of the court”. Net effect = ignored.

    I believe the judge called her that because there’s no “Quit sending me this crap”.

    I so hope they are able to get their appeal filed today, make for a fun weekend reading while snowed in. 😀

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    Krosis February 20, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    Obviously, the great and amazing victory that is Judge Hanen’s injunction was obtained mainly due to the heroic and titanic efforts of Doctor and Attorney Orly Taitz, DDS, ESQ, Civil Rights Constitutional Lawyer, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Taitz, Esquire.

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    Rickey February 20, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    The Justice Department is seeking a stay of Judge Hanen’s ruling.

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/20/politics/texas-immigration-ruling-justice/index.html