Score one for the forces of law and order.
Updated 11/09/15 09:31 PM EST
A federal appeals court has rejected President Barack Obama’s effort to move forward with a series of executive actions he announced last year seeking to give quasi-legal status and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.
The 2-1 ruling from the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit is a defeat for the Obama Administration, but one that may have come just in the nick of time to give the Supreme Court the chance to revive Obama’s attempt to make it easier for many immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally to live and work here.
The timing of the appeals court’s decision had become of increasing concern to the Obama administration and immigrant rights’ groups in recent weeks.
Obama’s latest round of executive actions have been on hold since February and delay in the result of the appeals court’s ruling was raising doubt about whether the Supreme Court would resolve the case in time to allow Obama to move forward with the programs before leaving office.
That’s some world class spin… The Court rejected the Government’s appeal both on procedure and merits, ruling that the States were likely to prevail in court.
Hat Tip: Pradheep Shanker