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ICYMI: With New Filing from Judge Hanen: “The Bizarre Gets More Bizarre”

David Leopold: “There’s something happening in Texas that is a threat to justice — and it’s being perpetrated by a Federal District Court Judge.” Last week, Federal Judge Andrew Hanen issued a bizarre orderin the immigration case currently being considered by the Supreme Court.  As if ordering the personal contact information of over 100,000 undocumented immigrant wasn’t enough, … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez: Hanen Wants To Dox 100,000 Immigrants For “Every Two-Bit Vigilante And Twitter Troll To Read”

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez slammed the recent frenzied dictates of Judge Andrew Hanen, who has outrageously ordered the federal government turn over the names and addresses of 100,000 DACA recipients. “The newspaper La Opinion called Judge Hanen’s plan ‘onerous and absurd,’” said Rep. Gutiérrez during a House floor speech earlier today. “That’s an understatement.” “Though you … Continue reading »

“Laughably Insane,” “Bizarre,” and “Judicial Misconduct” – Legal Voices and Observers Blast Judge Hanen’s Order

Last week, Texas Judge Andrew Hanen issued an outrageous and highly unusual order that alleged misconduct by the U.S. Department of Justice and demanded reporting of Dreamers’ personal information to the court and subsequently the states. Said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: “Chief Justice Roberts and the rest of the Court … Continue reading »

ICYMI: La Opinión: “The Excesses of Judge Hanen”

A new editorial in La Opinión, the nation’s largest Spanish language newspaper, examines the unprecedented nature of Federal Judge Andrew Hanen’s latest order in the United States v. Texas Supreme Court case. The order mandates that the federal government turn over the names and addresses of 100,000 immigrants living within the United States who qualify for the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Ian Millhiser: “A Federal Judge Just Ordered a Dox Attack Against 100,000 Innocent People”

Ian Millhiser, Editor of Think Progress Justice, has deconstructed the “strange order” issued by Federal District Court Judge Andrew Hanen yesterday. Hanen’s order, a broadside against the Department of Justice, also takes a disturbing turn by ordering the collection of names of recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA.) In a tweet for his piece,  Millhiser wrote of … Continue reading »

Judge Andrew Hanen Reminds Everyone Why The GOP Sought Him Out In the Texas Immigration Case

Proving once again the political nature of the lawsuit brought by 26 GOP Governors and Attorneys General against President Obama’s immigration executive action, the presiding Judge, Andrew Hanen, issued an outrageous and highly unusual order alleging misconduct on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.  At issue are three-year work permits issued to recipients of … Continue reading »

“Judicial Truthiness”: Who Said It, Donald Trump Or Judge Hanen?

Next week, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in United States v. Texas, the case about Obama’s immigration executive actions. As many legal analysts have noted, this case is based in politics and shouldn’t even be in the Courts. But, the Texas Attorney General — who is facing some big legal headaches of … Continue reading »

When Republicans Needed A Sympathetic Ear To Stop DAPA, They Went To Orly Taitz’s Favorite Judge

As David Leopold and many legal experts noted early on, it was no surprise when the Republican Governors and Attorneys General from 26 states ultimately settled on Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas when they were looking for a judge sympathetic to their political charade. Judge Hanen had already been ”an outspoken critic of the administration … Continue reading »

The Politicization Of United States vs. Texas

Earlier this year, we began a new “SCOTUS 101” series providing key resources on the US vs. Texas immigration lawsuit the Supreme Court will soon take up. In a new Medium post, “Yes, United States v. Texas Is Really An Epic Political Battle,” attorney and former The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) president, David Leopold, … Continue reading »

David Leopold: Is the politically charged Texas immigration case about to become more politically charged?

Cross-posted from David Leopold’s blog: As the 9 justices of the U.S. Supreme Court ponder whether to review the Republican lawsuit attacking President Obama’s immigration executive actions, back in Brownsville, Texas U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen—whom Republican politicians, led by the state of Texas, sought out late last year to block the actions known as … Continue reading »