Judge in Obama Amnesty Case: Conduct of DOJ Not Worthy of Word ‘Justice’

Judge in Obama Amnesty Case: Conduct of DOJ Not Worthy of Word ‘Justice’

The Judge issued an order that the federal government misled the Court and the plaintiff states in the amnesty case about when it would begin to implement the DAPA program and would amend the DACA program. The Court ordered the government to file by June 10th, a list of every individual, their names and addresses, of those who were granted these benefits.

Judge Hanen did not mince words and noted “the propriety of the Defendants’ actions now lies with the Supreme Court, but the question of how to deal with the conduct, or misconduct, of their counsel rests with this Court.” He added, “To that end, this Court neither takes joy nor finds satisfaction in the issuance of this Order.”

He noted that the DOJ “has now admitted making statements that clearly did not match the facts. It has admitted that the lawyers who made these statements had knowledge of the truth when they made these misstatements.” The DOJ provided only the explanation that its lawyers “lost focus” or that the “fact[s] receded in memory or awareness.”

Hanen said that the misrepresentations were made on “multiple occasions” and that the lawyers engaged in this behavior “starting with the very first hearing this Court held.”