Last week, Judge Andrew Hanen granted an injunction against executive action, which temporarily blocked President Obama’s recently-announced DAPA program from moving forward. Today, the Obama Administration announced that it is seeking an emergency stay against that injunction. Judge Hanen himself has 48 hours to rule on the stay request, otherwise the Administration has also filed a notice of appeal signifying their intent to move the stay request up to the 5th circuit. If a stay is granted by either Judge Hanen or the 5th circuit, DAPA will likely be allowed to go on being implemented as originally planned. The Administration has asked that if a stay that affects the whole nation cannot be granted, that a stay be granted for the 24 states that did not join the lawsuit against executive action (as these states have not claimed a harm). The case is expected to eventually make it all the way to the Supreme Court–stay tuned.
View the stay request and notice of appeal below:
Motion to Stay the Court's February 16, 2015 Order Pending Appeal